A Discussion on Leadership and the Importance of an Adaptive Culture for Future-Ready Organizations
With the onset of COVID-19 and the emergence of the new business reality, company founders and corporate leaders are experiencing significant disruption of their strategic plans and operations, while trying to fulfill commitments to their employees and communities. Many executives recognize that a strong corporate culture can help to navigate the current crisis while positioning their companies for future success. However, even cultures that are strategically aligned need to be adaptive to allow companies to change, innovate and respond to new opportunities. An adaptive culture is among a company’s most powerful tools for creating a competitive advantage.
Join the Centers@Anderson, HARRT at UCLA and UCLA Anderson Professor Corinne Bendersky in a moderated conversation with Morley Builders’ president Charles Muttillo and Megan Sutton, Morley’s vice president of human resources. Morley Builders was founded on the values of integrity, honesty, respect for others and ethical behavior. It has grown over nearly 75 years to become a prominent Southern California builder, with several iconic buildings in Los Angeles, including many at UCLA. The panel will discuss how Morley has experienced significant growth while adapting its culture under Muttillo’s leadership, and how today, as an award-winning 100% employee-owned company, they enjoy a reputation as a “best place to work” in Los Angeles. They will also share how their strong company culture has contributed to their customer satisfaction, employee engagement and response to the pandemic crisis. UCLA Anderson Dean Tony Bernardo will provide opening remarks.