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Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony: Is what you see what you get?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Aug-2016 14:58:26 / by Humberto Branco posted in Shadow of the leader, change, accountability, Behaviour, Brazil, leading culture, Olympic Games

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On Friday 5 August, over 3 billion people around the world had their eyes locked on Rio de Janeiro to watch the Olympics Opening Ceremony. There is no doubt about it - it was a beautiful spectacle. Headlines throughout the world the following day congratulated Brazil for a truly amazing show. As the Washington Post said, “Rio was basking in what it does best. This is a country expert in revelry, which every years fills its streets with dancing, stranger-kissing, inebriated glee at Carnival.”
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Consistency is the key to Culture Change

[fa icon="calendar'] 09-Jun-2016 17:35:15 / by Amanda Fajak posted in change, Culture, Culture Change, Managing culture, Behaviour, Behaviour management, Responsibility, leading culture

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 'Consistency is the key to Culture Change'

This heading seems to be a contradiction in terms. Isn’t change all about doing things differently, being adaptable? Where does consistency come in?

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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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Embracing difference - sorry Trump, you're wrong

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Apr-2016 12:33:10 / by Amanda Fajak posted in change, Change, Mergers, Behaviour management, openness, Donald Trump

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As we barrel towards a potential Brexit (British Exit) from the EU and watch on with a mix of intrigue and disbelief as the USA seems to genuinely consider Donald Trump as a Presidential candidate, I am struck by how much of the debate is being driven by the fear of difference.
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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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