Thursday, December 13, 2018

Want a Great Culture? Focus on these 3 things

The culture of your organization will either ensure your long term success or potentially leave your organization vulnerable to external threats. An effective culture...

Five Questions Every Leader Must Ask About its Corporate Culture

If I had asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me ‘A faster horse’. -    Henry Ford Analyzed by Main Street, the Better...

Employee Engagement: Getting an ROI Out of Your Most Valuable Asset

Our tumultuous economic climate is forcing many business owners to make many tough choices.  But the bottom-line to remaining competitive is to stay committed...

Formal Strategic Planning Process

This tool is useful for visualizing the steps in a typical strategic planning process, from the initial environmental scan to the narrowing of strategies...

Root Causes of Conflicts In Work-Groups

Studies have shown that over 85% of the root causes of organizational performance problems are in the structures, systems, and culture within which work-groups...

Four Ways of Working as Generic Cultural Norms

Michael Hammer states that, “Most companies today – no matter what business they are in, how technologically sophisticated their product or service, or what...

Ten Guidelines for Managers Who Want To Create Culture Change-

A common perception is that cultural change has to start at the very top of an organization. But studies and field experience have shown...

Has Your Organization Reached an Impasse?

Is your organization unable to change in the face of forces and threats from the business environment? Are you struggling against overly complex systems...

The More You Know the More You See

I was once on a scuba diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia, and one of the dive masters...

Struggling Against the Invisible Bureaucracy of Organizational Culture

In a world of increasing stakeholder expectations and decreasing resources, aggressive cost cutting programs have run their course. Where do you turn next? Increasing...

How Revenue Sources Shape the Cultures of For-Profit, Non-Profit, and Government Organizations

Perhaps the single most important part of evaluating an organization’s culture is gaining a clear understanding of the nature, viability, and sustainability of its...

What You See Is What You Get

Prior to the 20th Century, millions of people died from diseases that could have been easily cured by an antibiotic like penicillin. For years,...

Managers Are a Powerful Force for Creating

The most powerful force in creating (or maintaining) organizational culture in work-groups is the personality and philosophy of life of the manager who leads...

Is Organizational Culture Real? Cultural Realism and Experimental Science

Organizational culture and theoretical entities like electrons have some important things in common. First, the actual entities themselves are in principle invisible to the...

Building Blocks of Organizational Culture

While most people think of organizational culture in broad, sociological terms, field experience has shown that one of the fundamental building blocks of organizational...

The Organizational Trust Index™ as a Window into Organizational Culture

Trust is the foundation of all human interactions, and the cornerstone upon which high-performing organizational cultures are built. The Organizational Trust Index™ was developed...