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Ground-breaking studies like Jim Collins’ books, Built to Last and Good to Great and John Kotter’s book, Corporate Culture and Performance have shown that while an organization’s culture powerfully molds its operating style and can positively (or negatively) affect the performance of work-groups and entire organizations culture has remained an overly-complex and somewhat mysterious topic …

If all of organization development is essentially focused on changing organizational behavior, than isn’t change essentially focused on influencing “culture” or the values and beliefs that drive organizational behavior? “Culture” is a word that is used freely in the organization development and change management world. It is often cited as a barrier to implementing a …

A huge a part of our lives is spent at work. Basically, it’s vital to possess an honest operating setting. The results of a positive organizational culture is way further-reaching than most of the people notice. It is a usually far-famed proven fact that if one person is feeling down, they create everybody else down …

While most people think of organizational culture in broad, sociological terms, the cultural model described in this article argues that patterns of interaction between small-groups of 2s, 3s, and 4s are some of the fundamental building blocks of organizational culture. Most managers know that effectively leading a work-group takes an enormous amount of time and …

Much has been written about changing organizational culture. It’s an exciting topic because of the enormous potential benefits derived from changing an organization’s culture. While exciting because of its enormous potential, attempting to change organizational culture can lead to enormous frustration. It is important to understand how deeply the roots of organizational culture go. Organizational …

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there! What the rabbit said to Alice is also true when reversed. If you don’t know where you are now, you’ll never get where you want to be. This is what happens to some managers and organizations. They’re working to achieve goals and …