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Australia's landmark innovation statement

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Dec-2015 21:28:27 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Australia, Behaviour, Symbols, Innovation, Systems, Jerome Parisse-Brassens

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It's all about innovation at the moment in Australia. The Federal Government has just released a statement to increase innovation across the board. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Monday that "innovation is a big cultural measure, it is something that we need.
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Revised edition of ‘Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success’

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Sep-2015 19:13:29 / by Walking the Talk posted in Engagement, Leadership team, Mergers and acquisition, Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success, Carolyn Taylor, Change, Culture archetypes, Culture change, Customer-Centric, Leadership, Managing culture, Accountability, Achievement, Be Do Have, Behaviour, Behaviour change, Behaviour management, Communication, Corporate culture, Culture management, Culture planning, Responsibility, Values, Leading culture, One-Team, Symbols, Walking the Talk, Innovation, Systems

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Creating culture: encourage more, tolerate less

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Apr-2015 13:39:32 / by Amanda Fajak posted in Behaviour, Leading culture, Symbols, Systems, Amanda Fajak

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As we’ve explored in the previous entries of this ‘Defining Culture’ series, culture is the patterns of behaviour that are encouraged, discouraged or tolerated by people and systems over time. With this definition locked in, let's take things a step further.

 
 

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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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Back to basics: Why walking the talk matters

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Nov-2014 20:03:56 / by Carolyn Taylor posted in Leadership, Behaviour, Leading culture, Symbols, Walking the Talk, Systems

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Sometimes it’s good to get back to the basics...

It's easy to slip into the habit of thinking about your culture as a project, or a series of activities that have to be performed: Communication training, values alignment process, reward systems, workplace redesign— tick, tick, tick. But culture isn't separate from normal business activity, it is created through what is done every day.

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