Designing Culture

An intriguing collection of resources on how to create inspired work cultures

Teresa Brazen
Educator & Strategist, CooperU

Our work cultures are living organisms. They are brought to life and shaped by the values, behaviors and practices of people. Nurture your culture, and it will inspire you and your team to do the best work of your lives. Neglect your culture, and it will wreck havoc, making creative thinking impossible. In short, culture is a collective, creative expression and most importantly, it can be designed. Here, you’ll find a collection of curious ways that people are approaching, thinking about and experimenting with culture.

If you lead a team (or want to), work remotely, build stuff with others, wrangle people daily, or just want to learn invaluable techniques for cultivating dynamic team environments, this is the place for you. And, feel free to contribute to this collection by sending articles and inspiration my way at teresa@cooper.com.

Teresa Brazen
Educator & Strategist, CooperU
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