Browsing: culture

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Editor’s note: Professor Alex Edmans, professor of finance at the London School of Economics, gave this talk at this week’s CIPD conference. He provides evidence to show that treating people well does pay for organisations.

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Editor’s note: This article makes the case for meaning and purpose at work and how they, along with play and potential, form the reasons why people work. if culture can maximise those elements, you will get more motivated staff.

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Editor’s note: Small scale research but it shows something powerful – that culture really can affect behaviour. It is extraordinary to think that perfectly decent people can resort to negative behaviour thanks to the working culture.

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Editor’s note: I like this idea of the CEO as chief culture officer – they have the power to hire, fire and reward and set the core values too. They have a lot of power, but how that power is distributed is what matters.

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Editor’s note: Thanks to Nick-Shackleton-Jones for sharing this article on how to overcome cultural differences. The differences can be quite nuanced which means managers and leaders have to have a deep understanding of how to work with colleagues whose culture is different to theis.

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Editor’s note: Nick Shackleton-Jones looks at the organisation through the lens of Daniel Kahnemann – is big data the saviour of organisational ‘culture’?

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Editor’s note: Rick, author of the Flip Chart Fairy Tales blog, takes a look at culture change. A provocative read and timely considering the fact culture change is at the heart of problems at the NHS, Barclays and other big institutions.

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Editor’s note: Nick Shackleton-Jones reflects on his trip to the Consumer Electronics Show in the US and how technology and informal learning can impact on organisational culture.

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Editor’s note: This quote sums up this analysis: ‘Underneath social media is a culture change and a mind change. And in order to have a culture and a mind change you have to be willing to do things differently and think differently and solve problems differently.’