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Poll: Chief Culture Officer (CCO)

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone made a courageous decision.” Peter Drucker

Chief Culture Officer: “[This is] a role that is becoming more necessary as hiring becomes more competitive. These people are responsible for making a company a place where everyone wants to work.” – Ryan Farley, co-founder, LawnStarter

Responsibilities of a CCO include (but are not limited to):

  • Safeguarding company’s mission and aligning talent strategy with mission;
  • Definition of organizational goals and effective alignment of departments;
  • Liaison between employees and other C-level executives;
  • Tone-setter for communication;
  • Establishing an emotional connection for employees, execs, and the organization as whole;
  • Keeping employees engaged and aligned with mission.


1. Who should be the CCO of a company?

A. The HR Manager?

B. The CEO?

C. Another member of the management team? Which one? _______________________________


2. Is it advisable to recruit a CCO from outside the company?

A. Yes

B. No

Why Yes / No? ­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________________


3. Can you outsource the CCO function?

A. Yes

B. No

Why Yes / No? ­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________________


4. Do companies need a CCO at all?

A. Yes, all of them

B. Only the large companies

C. No, they don’t

D. Under circumstances ______________________________________________________


Please feel free to share your opinion by answering the questions in a comment or by taking the short online poll.

Thank you!

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