Strong Cultures are Cult-Like
Visionary organizations are almost cult-like – new recruits either thrive or leave.
Visionary organizations pursue their core ideologies so single-mindedly that their corporate cultures are almost cult-like.
For example, new employees quickly find themselves socializing primarily with their colleagues, and they are encouraged to be secretive about the inner workings of their companies.
Employees often become completely immersed in the core ideology.
Consider IBM, for example, where future managers in training would rise and sing songs from an IBM songbook: