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[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Oct-2018 12:42:38 / by Walking the Talk posted in Leading culture, Team culture, Corporate culture, Culture change, Culture management, Leadership

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Walking the Talk are pleased to announce the release of our latest eBook on Leading Culture

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Busting the myth: How long does it really take to change your culture?

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Aug-2018 06:08:00 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Culture change, Amanda Fajak, Role models, Leadership, Leading culture

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I have been on a pilgrimage of sorts over the past few weeks, retracing the events of the Hungarian revolution in 1956. My father was a revolutionary and we had a very emotional time reliving the rise of communism.  One of the things that struck me is how quickly communism took hold in the late 1940s and how deeply it became entrenched. It made me ponder on a question that I am asked regularly… ‘how long will it take for us to change our culture?’ 

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Engagement "obsession" hampering workplace culture efforts

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Aug-2018 14:39:47 / by Walking the Talk posted in Engagement, Team culture, Measuring culture, Rosemarie Dentesano, Culture change

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When employers are too focused on measuring employee engagement, deliberate workplace culture strategies tend to fall by the wayside.

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How to build a culture plan

[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Jul-2018 06:15:00 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Culture planning, Jerome Parisse-Brassens, Transformation, Leading culture, Leadership, Culture change, Change

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 Building a culture plan sits at the core of how you transform organisational cultures. Without a plan, it’s like shooting in the dark: you sort of know where you want to go, but you have no idea how to get there. Most organisations are familiar with building annual plans for infrastructure, IT, people, strategy and operations. However, when it comes to culture, few businesses are used to develop effective plans.

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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 Corporate culture, Culture change, Carolyn Taylor, Team culture, Leadership, Culture management

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Yesterday I had a conversation with an OD manager who used this word to describe his organisation"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 behaviour that suits their goals and strategies, there is likely to come a moment where it seems important to refresh.

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