Culture

10 signs of toxic culture

Organisation culture is the key driver in a achieving objectives. As Peter Drucker would say “ Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. So, it’s important to watch for the signs that show you’re moving from a healthy to a toxic culture before it’s too late. Here’s what to look out for in no particular order of …

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How does leadership style affect culture?

Harvard Business review describes organisational culture as a system of shared assumptions, values and beliefs which govern how people behave in an organisation. Culture is learned behaviour and as leaders and executives shape culture how they behave and act has a huge impact on the culture that prevails. Culture is created by four distinct methods …

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How to Recruit for Cultural Fit

It’s generally accepted that organisations need to hire employees who, in addition to meeting the technical requirements for the job, naturally have the right qualities that “fit” with the overall organisation or team. It’s not what you know, but howyou fit in the culture that results in improved performance. While technical skills generally can be taught, cultural and …

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If your staff aren’t speaking up it could be your culture

When your employees speak up, your organisation benefits! If your employees feel comfortable sharing their opinions and concerns or making suggestions, your company then becomes better at dealing with potential threats and opportunities. However, the reality is that very often, employees don’t voice their concerns, ideas or opinions. In general, there are two viewpoints on …

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Are International Cultural Differences Impacting your Business?

Globalisation means that our business and indeed our personal lives increasingly involve international networks.  In order to leverage these networks and maximise relationships with people operating in different cultures Erin Meyer has come up with a tool called Culture Map. It’s made up of eight scales which represent the management behaviours where cultural gaps are …

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