Culture develops and grows within walls, but strong cultures live with or without walls
By Laura Jozwiak, Senior Vice President of Sales & Client Relations, Wheels, Inc.
Have you heard the pot roast recipe fable? The story goes something like this:
A young boy and his mom decide to make their family’s pot roast, using a recipe that has been in the family for years. They start by cutting off the ends of the pot roast, and the boy asks his mom: “Why do you have to cut the ends off the meat?” She said, “I don’t know, it’s what the recipe says to do.”
They decide to call her mom to find out why you have to cut the ends off the piece of meat. Grandma also says that she didn’t know why, but that it’s part of the recipe. This family was fortunate enough to have her mother still alive, so they called great-grandma to ask why. And she told them, she cut the ends off the pot roast because she had a small roasting pan at the time—and it didn’t fit.
This is a story of culture. During these remote work times, you can see how critical a strong culture really is!