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 [...]
Articles about all aspects of corporate culture change.
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.
Seeking Culture Change and Employee Engagement? Achieving growth and innovation is on everyone’s minds these days. Increasingly leaders are seeking culture change and employee engagement as the answer. In this era, being in the driver’s seat requires extreme leadership. It’s hard to navigate the whitewater of global competition, workers who don’t like to be [...]
Engaged People are the Result of a Culture of Trust This is part Two of Two on driving culture change through an organization. Review Part One Most leaders today are looking for growth through innovation from an engaged workplace culture. And yet, most companies are struggling with the level of engagement and creativity that is [...]