Channeling the Power of Culture

Channeling the Power of CultureIf you ever doubted the importance of culture as a living, breathing, embedded influence in your organization, try doing something inconsistent with the culture.  Try inculcating innovation and entrepreneurship in a culture of unquestioning respect for authority at each level.  A slog.  Try taking away a seemingly insignificant employee benefit at a company that’s been paternalistic.  A mutiny. Continue reading

When the Cultural Norm Really Isn’t the Norm

Company culture word cloudCulture is one of those things that builds subtly over time.  Its subtlety makes it almost invisible in an organization.  It also makes it hard to recognize when culture has shifted.  Take two examples: Continue reading