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Culture Change: Reads of the week 25.01

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Jan-2017 19:59:49 / by John Hodges posted in Corporate culture, Culture defined, Culture management

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Read our latest 'Culture Change: Reads of the week' blog, which includes some key predictions for 2017, lessons on trust, and more...

 

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Can and should corporate culture be regulated?

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-Aug-2016 10:22:04 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Measuring culture, Managing culture, Corporate culture, Culture defined, Leading culture, Mindsets

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Can and should corporate culture be regulated?

In Australia we are currently witnessing increasing business pressure from ASIC (Australian Securities and Investment Commission) to ensure that culture is being managed.

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The tarnishing of Volkswagen – A failure of corporate culture?

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Sep-2015 11:34:12 / by Walking the Talk posted in Leadership, Reputational risk, Behaviour, Culture defined, Amanda Fajak, Brands

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In the wake of the Volkswagen scandal there are a few things that are likely to occur: The company’s brand may be irrevocably damaged and there will be tough questions that emerge around how this could possibly happen. More interesting, will be whether what has happened at Volkswagen emerges as an isolated incident, or whether there is an industry norm to install so-called ‘trick devices’.
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Is tolerance killing your culture?

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-May-2015 12:41:31 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Behaviour, Behaviour management, Culture defined, Culture management, Leading culture, Tolerance, Amanda Fajak

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Is tolerance killing your culture?
 
Culture is the patterns of behaviour that are encouraged, discouraged or tolerated by people and systems over time.

 
 
During this four-part whistle-stop tour of organisational culture, we’ve looked to find a workable definition of what culture really is, sought to distinguish it from engagement and learned how we can effectively use encouragement and discouragement to lever culture change. Our last exploration is an important one:
 

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Culture vs. engagement – what every business leader should know

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-Apr-2015 13:43:25 / by Walking the Talk posted in Engagement, Be Do Have, Communication, Corporate culture, Culture defined, Leading culture

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If you haven't had a chance to read my first entry in this series, ‘Defining Culture… It’s NOT Engagement', for the purpose of today’s discussion, all you’ll need to know is that culture is a separate construct from engagement. Both are absolutely critical and can be aligned. However, the analogy is something like comparing revenue and profit - they are kind of linked, but there are also a lot of variables between them.

 
 
At Walking the Talk, we like to use the following definition of culture:
 

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