Tag Archives: organisational culture

Organisational Culture

Culture is co-created in the moment, through the aggregated actions of every individual. But it’s not constructed in isolation: it is built within a context, a context set by the tribal structures, normalised behaviours, and landscape of consequence, that exists … Continue reading

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Gated Culture

Continuing a series of reflections around the Socially Dynamic Organisation, today looking at aspects of culture and, in particular, to expand out the notion of the gated culture: one to which there is a high barrier to entry, but high … Continue reading

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From Aspiration to Culture: the erosion of values

A startup is a blank sheet: no systems, no process, no legacy. To some, it’s anathema: a lack of reference points, a lack of structure, a lack of support. To others, it’s freedom, a freedom they could never experience within … Continue reading

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A Culture That Feels Right?

I delivered a workshop today at the head office of a global business: a young and dynamic company that’s growing fast. As is often the case, growth means opening new offices and, in their case, colonising extra floors of existing … Continue reading

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Shaping the Culture

Scott Berkun has written a great book about his year working at Autommatic, the young team behind wordpress.com. It’s a story about a dynamic culture, unafraid to make mistakes, unafraid to learn. Surprisingly, for a technology company, the focus is … Continue reading

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Sharing to learn

I’m late writing the blog today, because tomorrow is a special day. I’m running two workshops: the first, an ‘Introduction to Social Leadership‘, and the second ‘How organisational culture fails‘. They are based upon key writing i’ve done over the … Continue reading

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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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Reflections on the Social Age

In a couple of weeks time, i’ll be writing the 750th blog post. We’ve covered a lot of ground. My own thinking has evolved greatly in that time and through this process: a describe the blog now as my ‘first … Continue reading

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Fixing the mosaic of organisational culture

Culture is created in the moment through the behaviours of all that inhabit it. An organisation can only be trustworthy or honest as measured by the actions of it’s people. History can provide the backdrop, but the painting is always … Continue reading

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The myth of history: why organisational culture is our problem

I keep coming back to culture this week: i’ve had so many people kindly sharing their thoughts and feedback that i can’t put it down. Today, i want to think about heritage and history vs co-creation and current activity. When … Continue reading

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