Even within a small company, departments can divide the whole if not anchored in the organization’s sense of purpose and operating values.

What do you think your employees really have in common? If you're honest with yourself, the answer is likely that it’s not much beyond an interest in your company. That shouldn't come as a surprise, as employees come from all walks of life. It's important to have diverse thinking and interests, but shared values and a common purpose are also a must to foster a cohesive community of people within the walls of an organization. Walk from the finance department to the marketing department, from sourcing to engineering and more, and you'll see the differences that exist. Even within a small company, departments can divide the whole if not anchored in the organization’s common purpose and operating values.

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