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Learn to say "no" - your culture will thank you for it

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Jan-2016 19:56:49 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in 6 Culture Archetypes, Accountability, Communication, one-team, People-First

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Are you one of those people who are reluctant to say “no”?

 
I was recently discussing with a friend some of the changes that we have both seen in the workplace in the last 20 years. One of them was the mobile phone. I can still remember when fixed lines were the only way to contact clients. And it was fairly easy: I never used to struggle to talk to my clients over the phone – I sometimes had to leave a message but they would call back or I would call them back later myself.

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Germany: one-team culture champions

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Jul-2014 16:08:20 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in World Cup, BE-level, Germany, one-team, One-Team, Otto Sharmer

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 On this occasion, it seems only fitting to write a blog in honour of the winning team of the World Cup.  To do so, I'll draw from a piece written by Otto Sharmer, one of the world’s leading exponents of the power of working deeply with people to change their perspective of the world, and thus their behaviour (what we call the BE-level).  Many of the patterns of behaviour we aspire to in our cultures require this type of change from leaders.

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Microsoft: finding the swing

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-Mar-2014 15:59:56 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Satya Nadella, Culture, Leadership, microsoft, one-team, team building, One-Team, team

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Satya Nadella, the new CEO of Microsoft, sent a memo to the organisation announcing the departure of two members of his team and the appointment of others. He then ended the memo with a team goal: to achieve ‘swing’.

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One-team culture for a global firm

[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Nov-2009 15:30:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Generosity, one-team, One-Team, global business

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Last week I worked with a professional services group whose goal is to build themselves into a truly global firm.
 

They operate now as a number of mostly independent local operations, collaborating and referring work to each other when opportunities arise. As a percentage of total revenue, cross-border assignments are still quite small. Becoming a global firm would give them the opportunity to match the globalization of their client base, and win more of the larger projects which these clients offer. A strong business case.

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