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Carolyn Taylor

Carolyn Taylor
Carolyn is Executive Chair at Walking the Talk.

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How to refresh your organisation's culture efforts

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Apr-2018 05:37:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Culture change, Leadership, Corporate culture, Culture management, Team culture

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Yesterday I had a conversation with an OD manager who used this word to describe his organization"s goal in relation to their efforts on culture next year.  "We need to refresh our culture and to re-engage people in our purpose for wanting to improve it".  Given so many companies have dedicated effort already to building values and behavior that suits their goals and strategies, there is likely to come a moment where it seems important to refresh.

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The 5 most influential factors on culture

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-Mar-2018 07:57:00 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Engagement, Carolyn Taylor, Leadership, Team culture, Leading culture, Managing behaviours

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I am often asked for a summary of what I find are the 5 factors which most influence culture.

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The CFO: Your organisation's secret weapon for culture change

[fa icon="calendar'] 25-Sep-2017 16:45:44 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Carolyn Taylor, Culture change, Leadership, Corporate culture

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HR has always appeared to be the natural home for the mechanics of leading culture change. In recent years, however, I’ve observed another human resource in the executive team. A person whose influence over culture is potentially the most powerful of all: The Chief Financial Officer.

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The common mistake organisations make when measuring culture…and how to avoid it

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Aug-2017 12:32:21 / by Carolyn Taylor

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At Walking the Talk, we often get asked, ‘what’s the best way to measure culture?’

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Culture Management in a Virtual Team

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-May-2017 18:39:08 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Engagement, Carolyn Taylor, Corporate culture, Culture management, Virtual organisations

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With more and more organisations giving employees the opportunity to work remotely each year, one of the topics I am frequently asked about is regarding how culture management operates in a virtual environment.

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