Culture change is the re-engineering of this decade. It’s not fluffy or mysterious. Changing culture is not about uprooting an organization’s existing DNA and personality. Culture building is a much better way to think about this process: It’s about creating alignment that connects people and performance, to growth and profitability. Clarity for how the [...]
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Top 5 Reasons Executives Need to Focus on Culture Culture is the reengineering of this decade. It is: The reason top talent stay with your company, or move on. Your “internal brand” that helps deliver the ideal customer experience. The success formula that is hard for any competitor to copy. The way to help people adapt more quickly [...]
Here in the U.S., we celebrate the concept of freedom today. The original meaning of Independence Day here is being free to pursue our own governance and destiny. This long-standing American holiday got me thinking: How does Freedom relate to what many leaders seek to create inside their companies? Most modern, effective leaders need a work environment in which [...]
Dear Ms. Barra, I imagine being CEO of GM right now is not the most fun job. Probably not part of your childhood dream! I wonder if you are starting to realize the full impact GM’s corporate culture has in creating and executing a true vision for change. A culture that has thrived on patriarchal systems [...]
I hear every day about how culture is the most important work of our era … and at times, the most difficult. New research confirms that culture is not just about “feel-good-at-work” (which IS important) but is the essential business process of the modern age. In May 2013: The Katzenbach Center at Booz & Company [...]
HEADLINE: “Evolve, transform, and sustain modern practices of an effective, high-performing workplace that can compete in a speed-driven, dynamic world while delivering steady and profitable growth on a quarterly basis.” Unfortunately this is not a fairy tale or a Hollywood movie plot … but the challenging reality of being a leader in today’s companies. Culture [...]
In today’s blog, we share a transcript of a recent podcast with Lisa Jackson of Corporate Culture Pros, by Emma Murphy of The Change Source. (listen or download the podcast) Why is culture building so important in business today? As the world has flattened and become more transparent, there are very real new competitive forces … [...]
Corporate Culture Matters – 10 Fatal Flaws That Undermine Your Ability to Change By now, every smart leader knows that corporate culture is an essential element of business performance. In an era of increasing uncertainty and speed of change, your organization’s culture is either a source of strength and advantage that flies faster than your [...]
Today at the grocery store, I waited 15 minutes to buy turkey at the deli. When it became abundantly clear that I wouldn’t be seeing any turkey, I finally gave up and went about my business. The reason I was turkey-less? There were 5 high school kids buying made-to-order sandwiches in line in front of [...]
“We need more innovation to grow – operational efficiency isn’t enough to succeed into the future.” Most efforts to grow your business aren’t stopped by ideas, technology, or strategy. Growth is killed in execution.