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There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’

Dan Pontefract

The headline from  Harvard Business Review  read,  Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. ” WHAT? ” He’s right.

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

You may find it interesting to know, for example, that they “strive to maintain the open culture often associated with startups.”

The connected company

Dave Gray

Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is? Why is the life expectancy of a company so low? And why is it dropping?

Chance favours the Connected Company

Harold Jarche

About 18 months ago I wrote in Embrace Chaos , that I think the outer edge will be where almost all high value work gets done in organizations.

How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy

Dan Pontefract

In fact, the company celebrated its 2 billionth Uber ride this past July. These are not truly “sharing economy” companies.

The Connected Culture

Dan Pontefract

The following diagram aims to depict what I refer to as a ‘connected culture’ in an organization. It is professional panacea.

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Furthermore, the bigger the organism, the longer it lives, and the longer it takes to grow and mature, all predicted by the same sublinear power law. 

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

The 52 Weeks program initially started as a way to communicate company culture and values to new employees. Most people get it.

The Connected Culture

Dan Pontefract

The following diagram aims to depict what I refer to as a ‘connected culture’ in an organization. It is professional panacea.

Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I gave a seminar at an executive management class for a large, global company.  Given my long career at IBM, as well as my more recent involvement with Citi, it is not surprising that I am particularly interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in large companies.  It is different with large companies

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

One I know thousands of other companies and organizations are struggling with at this very moment. No one is using it.

organizations are people

Harold Jarche

” 8 Symptoms Of Organizations On The Cusp Of Change by @MarkRaheja. call these Friday’s Finds. That is entirely up to us. Friday's Finds

13 books on learning, people, organizations, corporate culture, and change

Jay Cross

Informal Learning by Jay Cross. A New Culture of Learning by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown. The Connected Company by Dave Gray.

Stop Killing Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

Michael Thaman, chairman and CEO of Owens Corning observed: “Make sure that the DNA of your company is right. Focus on Open Leadership.

The Hyper-social Organization – Review

Harold Jarche

The main premise of The Hyper-social Organization is that social media, connectivity and always-on technology are enabling what humans do naturally; to be very social. How much of a “perpetual beta” culture do you have in your company? Tweet. Ditch the rule books and embrace values. Live their values.

The new shape of organizations?

Clark Quinn

As I read more about how to create organizations that are resilient and adaptable, there’s an interesting emergent characteristic. While I haven’t had a chance to think about it at scale, like how it would manifest in a large organization, it certainly bears some strengths. What say you? itashare. social strategy

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012).

“Never get sucked into the ‘company knows best’ approach to your career”

Jane Hart

Always remember that YOU are in charge of your career  Never get sucked into the “company knows best” approach to your career.” And watch your company take off.” The quote in the title of this blog post comes from my favourite post in April 2016,  When it comes to career. Here’s a longer quote from that article.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

PC Magazine defines micro-blogging as follows: A blog that contains brief entries about the activities of an individual or company. Henry Ford.

Why People Leave Organizations

Kevin Wheeler

Why do people stay at a company or leave?  People from different cultures respond differently to various factors as do those of different ages. This paper presents research from a wide range of organizations, people and cultures and disputes many of the reason people commonly give for leaving. Send to Facebook.

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

Previously I’ve discussed the benefits and uses of micro-blogging , badging and virtual worlds inside an organization. Well well well.

Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For most of history, the vast majority of people lived in farms and villages, and worked in relatively small organizations.  . Furthermore, larger organizations are typically accompanied by an increase in human interactions which improve their overall creativity and potential for innovation. billion, passing from 7.0 billion to 9.3

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?

Dawn of Learning

 . Is your company''s learning and development strategy wedged between a rock and hard place? And this is a high-stakes issue. Datasets.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

PC Magazine defines micro-blogging as follows: A blog that contains brief entries about the activities of an individual or company. Henry Ford.

Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

Beth Kanter

Gabriela knows that practicing self-care is important, but it is just as important that the workplace culture embraces employee wellbeing. 

The ‘Occupy IT’ Movement of Organizations

Dan Pontefract

PwC  indicates  that at their “top performer” companies, IT controls less than 50% of corporate technology expenditures. agree.

Has Wells Fargo’s CEO Forgotten How To Lead?

Dan Pontefract

Not once did Stumpf insinuate that there was a corporate culture issue at Wells Fargo. Right now, its culture is a disadvantage.

Building Stronger Organizations

Clark Quinn

A recent Ross Dawson blog post included a mention of building flexibility: “the more flexible the organization, the more able it is to succeed&#.  Which reminded me of some work I assisted Eileen Clegg with on extremophiles that we wrote up for Marcia Conner & James Clawson’s book, Creating a Learning Culture.

‘Sharing’ culture

Clark Quinn

I was in a recent conversation about a company facing strong growth and worried about the impact on culture. This company had a positive culture, in that people were diverse, friendly, upbeat, and committed to contributing. It takes all the elements of a learning culture and organizational change, of course.

Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries. 

Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?

Dan Pontefract

couple of months later, the uber smart 27-year old Hsieh joined the company as its CEO and, well, the rest is history. Not too shabby. Noble?

What does it mean to 'belong' to your organization? (Can u answer the culture question?)

Mark Oehlert

hear what you''re saying - that''s the Marine Corps, we''re a company that sells X but the Marines make a powerful choice with their onboarding.

The Great Transformation of the Organization Still Needs the How

Dan Pontefract

” The ‘we’ he referred to might have been leaders in today’s organizations. We haven’t reached a turning point.

How Do You Know When You Have Reached a Collaborative Culture?

Dan Pontefract

‘Tis my naivety or perhaps it’s my over exuberance for corporate culture karma. How do you know when you have reached a collaborative culture?

The ‘Occupy IT’ Movement of Organizations

Dan Pontefract

PwC  indicates  that at their “top performer” companies, IT controls less than 50% of corporate technology expenditures. agree.

Why Lean Programs Fail—Where Toyota Succeeds: A New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

The experts don’t tell the plants what to do and audit them to see if they are following the best practices. A new culture of learning.

Why I’d Work With Google’s Laszlo Bock (one day)

Dan Pontefract

Anyone who is worried about the health of his or her organization in terms of life-work balance is a long-term thinker in my books.

Too Big to Fail, Economies of Scale, Cities, and Companies

Bob Sutton

Although I am interested in -- and an advocate -- of the power of growing bigger and better organizations at times, doing so is only justifiable in my view if excellence can at least be sustained and preferably enhanced, and the side-effects and risks to do not overwhelm the benefits.  As West puts it, “Companies are killed by their.

Notes on the future of distributed work and organizations

Ross Dawson

came straight to the airport from a media panel organized by Cisco to follow up on their Connected World research study. Any organization that does that has an advantage over those that do not. Organizations that try to take flexibility from their staff without giving it back will find it ever-harder to hire people.

Let’s Stop Penalizing the Dreamers

Dan Pontefract

When we chat, we seek ways to better our respective organizations and society in general. Are you penalizing the dreamers in your organization?