Companies write about culture, talk about culture, but how many are taking the time to discover their culture? And how many are willing to do so publicly?
I am happy to announce the launch of a new podcast and companion blog series called What is Culture? The subject for this ongoing project is my current employer, Tangoe, the telecom expense management (TEM) and managed mobility services (MMS) leader.
Here’s what specifically makes Tangoe an interesting subject for this podcast:
- Tangoe introduced a new executive team in September 2018 made up of nine professionals from a wide range of fields and disciplines.
- Tangoe has acquired several companies throughout its nearly 20-year history, including Rivermine in 2015; Asentinel in 2017; and MOBI in 2018.
- Tangoe is a global organization located in 11 countries across 10 time zones with over 2,200 employees, many of whom are not native English speakers.
So how does Tangoe—an organization scattered across the globe, which has acquired several companies, and which is led by a new executive team—create, maintain, nurture, or alter its collective company culture? Can it be done? Before answering that question, an organization must first discover its culture as it currently exists—without judgement.
That’s precisely what this podcast and companion blog series intends to do.