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Defining culture… it’s NOT engagement

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Apr-2015 21:00:11 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Engagement, Behaviour, Corporate culture, Culture defined, Systems, Amanda Fajak

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In the first of an exclusive series of articles defining culture in organisations, Walking the Talk's Director Europe, Amanda Fajak, begins by walking us through how culture is distinct from engagement.

 
I was recently involved in a Ministerial Summit on Corporate Culture in London. Two things struck me at the event. Firstly, after spending the last 17 years highlighting the criticality of culture, it feels as though it has truly ‘arrived’. After achieving status as Merriam-Webster’s dictionary word of the year in December, culture is referenced in almost every newspaper and magazine. On or offline, it is omnipresent.

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New year’s resolutions unstuck? How to master habit formation

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Feb-2015 16:48:28 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Change, Behaviour, Behaviour change, Transformation, Amanda Fajak

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With the literal flick of the calendar between one year and the next, a moment of clarity and personal insight appears to occur on a mass scale.
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Culture change or culture transformation?

[fa icon="calendar'] 16-Jan-2015 09:51:28 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Change, Be Do Have, Business books, Transformation, Amanda Fajak

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'Change' has become overused in business rhetoric.

The latest ‘change program’ is often greeted with cynicism from line managers and employees alike. As this HBR article attests, as a business community, success rates for implementing change have shifted little from the 30% mark published by John Kotter almost 10 years ago.

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Our tendency to the status quo

[fa icon="calendar'] 22-Sep-2014 11:46:25 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Change, Leading culture, Amanda Fajak, Current affairs

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I read in the newspaper this week that a gambler had bet £800,000 on Scotland voting ‘no’ for independence.  A massive personal gamble, or was it?
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