Tag Archives: CAIR

Charting how organisational culture fails

I’m running a workshop next week around the CAIR Model of pressure on organisational culture: it’s an exploration of how cultures fail because of internal pressures. Essentially it’s a friction between our core values and the cost of membership of … Continue reading

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Reflecting on a Social way of working

First week of the year and i’ve been working on a new model, looking at pressures on Organisational Culture. Last year i defined the Social Age: a mindset and way of working where the primary relationship is between us and … Continue reading

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Where’s the bad penny?

This week i’m exploring why some organisational cultures fail: why some places are better to work than others. The CAIR Model of organisational culture measures four dimensions of pressure that can create internal (to the individual) and external rifts. It’s … Continue reading

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Measuring the pressure on organisational culture: the CAIR diagnosis

I’ve taken this week to look at failures in organisational culture and, specifically, the pressures that work across four dimensions to toxify it. Why do good people do bad things? How do cultures come to fail? The CAIR model charts … Continue reading

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Rifts in trust: how organisational culture fractures

The Banks have failed us: that’s the message we took out of the financial meltdown, but how? Can we blame culture or individuals? Are organisations largely good, with small pockets of bad, or did we all fail by degrees? Where … Continue reading

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