5 P’s that define workplace culture

Featuring Wesley Middleton, CPA, Managing partner (Houston), Baker Tilly


Video transcript:

A lot of times we talk about this very vague concept called culture, and what we have done is define the five p’s that are important to our culture, which is our people, it’s the place, it’s the passion and energy, it’s our purpose, and it’s our practices. And so, real quick, is that our people clearly are important to our culture because it’s who we are and it is without being said that people are important. I think something that gets overlooked is the place in which we work. Things have evolved, whether you had the Google or the Apple, the tech has really driven the place. And I think as a firm, as a profession, our culture is defined by the place in which we work. Purpose is a real big subject right now, that organizations that have a purpose and are purpose-driven are more successful. And then, of course, our passion and energy in which we do things — and as an accountant you know I find that sometimes we are less passionate, and so we have to be aware of the passion and energy in which we operate. And then the final P is the practice, which is, these are the things that we do, our actual day-in and day-out behaviors, that support our culture. And for every descriptive word that you can have about a culture, we are very intentional about having multiple practices that support that particular behavior.

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