THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A STRONG COMPANY CULTURE

Coca-Cola Amatil managing director NZ and Fiji, Chris Litchfield, has talked about the importance of having a strong company culture in a new NZ Food and Grocery Council video interview.
“It really does start at the top. Leaders have got a role to play in making sure they set an environment that people feel safe and are able to express themselves in, so that permission does need to come from leadership,” he said. “I think one of the challenges to create or change a culture is how you unlock that permission and getting it through the leadership structure, and I think your middle-level leadership has got a big role to play in doing that.”
According to FGC chief executive Katherine Rich, companies need to recognise the issues and put the right systems in place, and “CCA is a shining example of the approach to take.”