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The Unseen Force That’s Shaping Your Culture Every Day

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Apr-2017 11:25:03 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Beliefs, Culture Management, Values, Culture leadership

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There’s a silent power within your organisation that’s quietly moulding the patterns of behaviour that will determine your culture. A survey probably won’t detect it, but identifying and shifting it will have a significant impact on performance. We’re not talking about values or behaviours here, but something far less universal and more specific to individual organisations. The dominant, but tacit, influencer that has the capacity to both limit and liberate a business: our shared organisational beliefs.



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A culture of diversity: Building business benefit

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Aug-2016 10:52:36 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Diversity, empowerment, team culture, Values, speak up, Symbols, Mindsets

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Diversity has direct and surprising positive effects on your business. Not only can it yield a range of beneficial impacts but it can also help limit some of the more extreme tendencies your teams may face. It is a proposition I recently put forward in an article for Acquisition International and one that I’d like to reflect on here.

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Culture Transformation: How to find out what's really valued (and change it)

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Dec-2015 21:50:50 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Meetings, Leadership, Values, leading culture

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Most leaders can describe the values of their organisation, but fewer are successful at ‘walking that talk’.

 

In fact, as communication increases about an organisation’s values, there’s a greater risk that employees and customers will become cynical. 

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EU Refugees: Applying the blowtorch to values

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Sep-2015 18:11:05 / by Walking the Talk posted in Refugee crisis, Values, European Union, Values Hierarchy

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Values or behaviours? Where to focus your culture efforts

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Jan-2015 18:01:55 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Behaviour, behaviours, culture managment, Values

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I often get asked the following question by clients: “Should we focus on values or on behaviours when trying to change culture?”

 

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