Quote: “We need to have the courage to apologize, otherwise trust or any of those other types of attributes that are critical for organizations will never be built, no matter what you do.” Mohammad Anwar
Creating a healthy corporate culture is not always the first thing on the minds of leaders. In the business world, the bottom line is usually the first thing leaders consider at the forefront of everything they do. Worrying about keeping “the powers that be” as well as shareholders happy and looking at dollars before people. On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we welcome back Mohammad Anwar for Part II of this podcast to talk about how he transformed his company culture from poisonous to peaceful and profitable in just one quarter!
If you missed Part I of this podcast, I invite you to LISTEN HERE It’s not necessary but is recommended. You will learn great strategies to improve your corporate culture either way.
Mohammad is the President and CEO of Softway. He started the business with his family at the age of 20 while pursuing his B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics at the University of Houston. The youngest of five children, he was born and raised in Saudi Arabia to Indian parents from Bangalore. He attended high school in Atchison, Kansas, before moving to Houston for college.
Listen to the podcast here:
Creating a Humanity-Centred Corporate Culture with Mohammad Anwar Part II
Authentic Touch Points:
- Seeking forgiveness and regaining trust. 2:00
- Cleaning house to create a new business model. 10:30
- Creating a corporate culture transformation is essential during COVID. 16:00
- Leaders must step up and listen. 21:00
Mohammad is celebrated for creating and sustaining a humanity-centred corporate culture at Softway based on the philosophy that love is a business strategy. However, there was a time when the company culture at Softway was so toxic that it almost caused the enterprise to fold. He took full responsibility for the problems at Softway and knew that, as the leader, he needed to change for the company to survive. After deep introspection, he eventually turned the company around. From this experience, Softway created Seneca, a product that helps other companies change their corporate culture.
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