There is a small, dimly lit downtown in my neighborhood. At night, when it’s dark, it seems depressing.
In the winter, around the holidays they wrap some trees in warm, white lights. The entire feeling of being in the area changes.
Doing a lot of business reading, talk about culture is everywhere. It’s big business. It’s a strategy. However, they all talk about how hard it is to change culture. And it is, but something that’s a bit easier, is changing the mood. And that can be simpler because it’s easier to be romantic in candlelit atmospheres.
One opportunity to start changing the culture, is changing the mood, which can be done with a change in location, change of background, change of responsibilities, etc.