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Culture management: How agile are you?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Apr-2017 17:33:45 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in agile organisation, agility, behaviour, behaviour change, Behaviour management, Culture Management

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When I ask teams of executives if they can identify the business imperatives for culture in their organisation, one thing that is often mentioned is agility. "We need to become a lot more agile or flexible as an organisation."

 
 
More and more organisations want to be in a position to quickly respond to market changes, be the first to implement new ideas, or simply reduce bureaucracy. This question of agility appeals to all – small, medium and large organisations.

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Jeśli chodzi o kulturę, tolerancja nie jest cnotą

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-Sep-2016 11:23:44 / by Walking the Talk posted in behaviour change, Behaviour management, Tolerating, tolerance

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Polish Strategic Management company RR Communication Consulting recently translated our latest article for for Culture University, 'When it comes to culture, tolerance is no virtue' on their website.

You can read below for the article in Polish, or click here to read the original text.

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To enable culture change, first I must change

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Apr-2016 21:40:21 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in change, Change, Behaviour, behaviour change, Behaviour management

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You know it. We know it. The behaviour of people matters in organisations.

It impacts everything: performance, safety, innovation, speed, customer satisfaction. This increased awareness has given rise to a recent and encouraging surge of interest in actively managing culture and performing a culture change.

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Why focus is key for culture management

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-Mar-2016 20:59:14 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in focus, change, Behaviour, behaviour change, Culture Management, Culture planning

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Superficiality damages culture initiatives. 

I frequently find organisations developing long, excited lists of the values and behaviours they want to underpin their culture and drive their culture management.

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A surprising culture change lesson from a taxi driver

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Nov-2015 00:32:23 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in BE DO HAVE, BE-level, BEDOHAVE, behaviour change

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I jumped in a cab the other day in a hurry to get to a meeting and was greeted by a resonating “hello” and a smiling driver.

It was raining hard and I expected a more somber attitude. We started chatting and I made a remark about his positive outlook.

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