Blog: Business & Culture Transformation

Culture – An Amplifier for Success in the Digital Age‚Äč

Picture this: The senior leadership team members enter the room, chatting as they take their seats. The meeting starts on time, everyone shares and contributes actively to the agenda. Elsewhere, another leadership team enters the meeting room, silent and tense. As the meeting starts, individuals start pointing fingers at one another or remain silent throughout; there is no ownership of issues. The differences between the two groups are stark. The first group of leaders displays behaviours consistent with values of collaboration, accountability and trust. The second group exhibits silo-mentality, blame and caution. 

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4 Tips to Culture Building

If someone were to ask you to work on your organisational culture today, what would you do?
Would you plan a major cascading programme? Implement practices and policies of other successful companies? Or question the relevance of culture to the success outcomes of your organisation?
 

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Is Google Culture the Right Culture for You?

Tor Eneroth, Network Director of Barrett Values Centre, was in town recently and I had the opportunity to sit with him to talk about his newly minted whitepaper entitled "Transforming Culture in Larger Organisations". In the whitepaper which he put together with Ashely Munday, he shared learnings and case studies which are applicable to both large as well as smaller organisations.

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Leading Business Transformation – Getting Our Acts Right!

“Don’t expect transformation (Digital or otherwise) until you get your Senior Leadership Team (“SLT”) right”, the Board Chairman said, in no uncertain terms, to the newly appointed CEO of a client organisation.

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The Values-Belief Conundrum

If we as individuals, truly live out the personal values that so define us: compassion, care, honesty, friendship and family, we would expect to experience the same in the society we live in. Alas, that is not to be. Our citizens have a very different experience where it comes to society: kiasu, complaining, materialistic, blame and self-centredness amongst other. This is the perceived dissonance.

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Is There a 'Best Workplace Culture'?

An elderly man was spotted by a kind lady living in very squalid conditions in his rental flat. He was covered with bugs.
She not only helped the man clean up, but with the help of others, cleaned up his home. My heart goes to this wonderful group of people who extend themselves to the larger community. (“Man who didn't bathe for over 10 years gets help” 1 Jul 2015, My Paper)
 

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