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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 Volkswagen, Leadership, reputational risk, behaviours, BP Deepwater Horizon, Culture Defined, Enron

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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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Creating culture: encourage more, tolerate less

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Apr-2015 13:39:32 / by Walking the Talk posted in Leading Culture Change, Behaviour, behaviours, BP, Building Culture, Enron, leading culture, Symbols, HR Systems, Systems

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As we’ve explored in the previous entries of this ‘Defining Culture’ series, culture is the patterns of behaviour that are encouraged, discouraged or tolerated by people and systems over time. With this definition locked in, let's take things a step further.

 
 

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Culture: It's now and it's our role

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-Jun-2010 05:28:45 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Alan Greenspan, Enron, HR Role, Talent management

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I wrote a blog at the beginning of the year and I want to re-post an updated version today having seen an article in Fast Company which made some valuable points. 

 
When I wrote I was visioning the future.  Since we launched our new products into the market, which train HR professionals how to lead, manage and support culture, I ave a vehicle to make it happen.  We believe that culture is do-able, and want to offer these products to support organizations who intend to develop their culture and need build more internal capability to achieve this.  This capability will enable HR to link their contribution more closely to the business.

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