There is a lot of thoughtful energy that goes into building a best places to work culture. Often you make the effort to teach your employees a new skill set and create a common language. You might also build out time and check points to ensure that the knowledge is being transferred and then applied. Maybe you even celebrate your employees hard work when you begin to see results.
However, no matter how long it takes you to create that best place to work, you can lose that culture in an instant. The key to avoiding the loss is to maintain the relationships inside your organization. In order to do that, every day you must have conversations that tackle tough challenges, provoke learning, interrogate reality, and enrich relationships.
This week take a survey of your relationships and pay attention to the conversations that need to be had. Your culture depends on it.