Ever since I started studying in the U.S.A the same topic has been coming up a couple of times now: Developing a mindset that will make you financially successful in life. Next to individuals trying to live the American dream there is a growing interest in what factors influence employee attitudes, especially the kind that stimulates financial success. In a book excerpt of ‘Practice What You Preach’, by David H. Maister, it is explained how important it is to be able to create a culture that supports the drive for success. His research has shown that as companies get bigger a lot of the key profit drivers such as valuing input, listening, trust, practicing what you preach, etc suffer and loose ground in the companies culture.
Even though this research did not include any financial performance data it seems obvious that the bigger the organization the harder it is to achieve the employee attitudes that drive success.