What happens when a company with a rigid structure hires a team made up of ex-digital nomads? Rarely, but it can be a beacon of creativity and an inspiration for how to keep its place in the market. The reality is that the former digital nomads are often overwhelmed by rigid hierarchy and excessive bureaucracy. The Big Book of Team Culture
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We must first look at the different types of company cultures. There are four types depending on the “Decision Making”, and “Reward System” dimensions. Each company culture has its strengths, which Jeanne Urichand David Hofferberth describe as “the culture’s unbalanced” form. Creativity is the key to a culture that encourages self-expression. Leaders should encourage creativity and encourage “outside-the-box” thinking. This flexible organizational structure is based around self-organizing groups and collaborative project groups. The main goal of these companies is to beat the competition through innovation. Their business owners aren’t considered “traditional” CEOs but entrepreneurs and visionaries. This creates a cult-like atmosphere that encourages employees to be loyal to the founder (or CEO) of the company. Apple and the Steve Jobs personality cult is an obvious example. Collaborative company cultureThis type focuses heavily on teamwork and consensus. Because these companies are focused on customer satisfaction and marketing, “collaborative” culture is often unbalanced. While insider clubs encourage groupthink, analysis paralysis can slow down the decision-making process. Not only is it more time-consuming to evaluate all options, but it also takes longer to reach consensus among conservative groups. A competitive company culture is essential for companies that foster this culture. It is based on product development and sales. This is the ideal environment for talented and cunning poachers. Individual achievements are more important than teamwork. Companies that cultivate this culture will be successful.