As an Anthropologist, I have studied culture in its many forms, and corporate culture is something that fascinates me. Corporate culture is everything that is intangible in a company. You can't pinpoint it directly but it is there and it is persistent. It ultimately determines the overall success of the company. The board and management can come up with all kinds of things like a mission, values and strategy, but ultimately these are overtaken by the actual behaviour of people. Culture is the way people listen to each other, give each other appreciation, it is the space an individual gets to be himself, it is the way people react to failures but also to successes, it is the distance between management and work floor, it is the budget that is set aside for team events and other staff activities, it is the work-life balance that is/is not there, it is the degree to which (chronic) stress is normalised and the safety that employees experience in expressing themselves with honesty.
In short, culture is a set of values, decisions, attitudes and behaviour at all levels within the company. It is not easy to change culture. But if you want to do it, I recommend you start by cultivating more mindfulness (awareness, calmness, acceptance), by bringing more connection in communication and by coaching leaders and employees that need more support.
Sincerity and authenticity are indispensable. Only when you and the other person really feel heard and understood will there be the openness, the will and trust to truly work together in a productive and rewarding way. By improving your empathy skills and communication, you can achieve all your goals without losing sight of the connection with yourself and those around you.
We never were taught a sound way to deal with stress, anxiety and uncertainty. Along the way we develop certain patterns that are often not supportive. Mindfulness leads to more awareness of what stress really is, how it manifests and how you can approach it while maintaining calmness and clarity of mind and sustaining a healthy body and allowing for healthy lifestyle choices.
When you are constantly challenged by time pressure, stress, conflicts, judgements, changes, etc. you can use some help and tools to gain insight in your patterns of response and to support new choices. Through coaching you can align your personal mission in life with everything that you do and wish to accomplish.