Why culture trumps strategy

Consultants Mind

I first heard the phrase “Culture Trumps Strategy” in 2008. Culture lasts. Culture is everywhere. It’s why I like … Continue reading → Learning Consulting Culture Leadership Strategy Intuitively this makes sense. Employees don’t need online training to understand it. It’s who we are. It’s what we stand for.

Cultural density

Seth Godin Blog

In your organization, how many decisions and interactions are driven by culture first? While it's possible to imagine an organization that has no culture, one that is merely a context-free meritocracy and game-theory driven machine, that's unlikely.

How Does Culture Affect the Workplace?

LSA Global

How Does Culture Affect the Workplace? As clear and compelling as your strategy may be, it must go through your culture to be successfully implemented. Because your workplace culture must be aligned with your strategy, smart leaders ask “How does culture affect the workplace?”.

A Misaligned Workplace Culture Creates Problems

LSA Global

A Misaligned Workplace Culture Creates Problems. Once you accept the fact that workplace culture matters (and matters a lot) when you are trying to build a high performing organization, then you can focus your attention on what culture gaps might exist. Why Culture Matters.

Kalypso Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

KALYPSO CULTURE. Kalypso prides itself on its fun and informal culture; the firm wants to hire “characters with character.” However, Kalypso has a reputation for having little bureaucracy and hierarchy built in to its culture. KALYPSO.

The Relationship between Corporate Culture and Growth

LSA Global

Corporate Culture Affects Revenue Growth. If you want to create year over year revenue growth , be sure you understand the relationship between corporate culture and growth. Smart leaders know growth strategies must go through culture to produce results.

When Company Culture Counts

Joellyn Sargent

As we talked, many were surprised to realize organizational culture was an essential differentiator between organizations that weather the storm well and those that sink in the face of adversity. Why Does Culture Count? Thankfully, as strong culture can help leaders avoid the trap. Company Culture is Strategic. The culture of your organization emanates from the top. As such, the culture your create needs to be intentional. culture.

What It Means to Be a Culture Champion

LSA Global

What Is a Culture Champion? We define a culture champion as someone of influence who believes that organizational culture matters, that culture has a significant impact on business results, and acts accordingly. How Culture Relates to Business Results.

Conversations That Kill Your Culture

Strategy+Business

Deceptive organizational messages may be embedded in the culture and repeated throughout the company as a matter of course. Your company may have a big problem in the stories people tell each other.

Conversations That Kill Your Culture

Strategy+Business

Deceptive organizational messages may be embedded in the culture and repeated throughout the company as a matter of course. Your company may have a big problem in the stories people tell each other.

Global Culture Survey 2017

Strategy+Business

Tell us who you think the most capable leaders are, and what they do to excel at both strategy and execution. See also "Wanted: Ambidextrous Leaders

The Cambridge Group: Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

When two separate and unique cultures collide there is always bound to be some conflict. THE CAMBRIDGE GROUP CULTURE. This helps with team collaboration on projects, and has helped the firm tremendously in building the tight-knit office culture that it has. THE CAMBRIDGE GROUP.

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Global Culture Survey 2018

Strategy+Business

Do you know how people within your organization respond, work, collaborate, and, dare we say, feel

6 Ways to Support Your Desired Culture

LSA Global

Support Your Desired Culture. More leaders are looking for ways support their desired culture in the wake of the recent high profile cultural derailments of companies like VW, Wells Fargo, Uber and the Veteran’s Administration. What Happened Culturally?

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

KEARNEY INTERVIEW AND CULTURE. Their focus is on: structure and governance, processes, technology enablement, resource configuration and capabilities and culture. Culture, culture, culture. Kearney culture and what makes it stand out and embrace change as you’ll be in for a steep learning curve. KEARNEY CULTURE. There are, however, 2 key traits that are consistently trumpeted: Collaborative culture.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

SIMON-KUCHER & PARTNERS INTERVIEWS & CULTURE. This says a lot about the type of firm culture Simon-Kucher has aimed to build. SIMON-KUCHER & PARTNERS CULTURE. The post Simon-Kucher & Partners Interviews & Culture appeared first on Management Consulted.

Transforming the culture of managing working capital

McKinsey

Taking advantage requires a cultural shift. A thousand everyday decisions can dramatically increase the cash needed to run a large business. Our Insights

Accelerate Culture Change by Leveraging Your Strengths

LSA Global

To Accelerate Culture Change, Focus on the Strengths of Your Culture. The Positive Approach to Accelerate Culture Change. Sure, there are almost always aspects of workplace culture you want to change. Four Best Practices to Accelerate Culture Change.

7 Big Steps to Change Corporate Culture

LSA Global

Seven Big Steps to Change Corporate Culture. Just like a company’s strategy and people, workplace culture cannot remain stagnant. A corporate culture needs to constantly shift and align with the business and people strategies. Underestimating the Performance Impact of Culture.

Culture for a digital age

McKinsey

In a digital world, solving these cultural problems is no longer optional. Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. Our Insights

Aqua Culture

Strategy+Business

A new book describes how Israel has relied on technology and smart incentives to turn a water deficit into a liquid surplus. Can California and other arid areas learn the same lessons

AlixPartners Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

ALIXPARTNERS CULTURE . The post AlixPartners Interviews and Culture appeared first on Management Consulted. ALIXPARTNERS CONSULTING. Today, we continue our Firm Profile series by looking at AlixPartners. AlixPartners is an international business advisory firm based in Southfield, MI known for its work in corporate turnarounds, bankruptcy assignments and restructuring.

8 Attributes of a Healthy Corporate Culture

LSA Global

Definition of a Healthy Corporate Culture. We define a healthy corporate culture as one in which the corporate values and behaviors are consistently lived across an organization. Values and a Healthy Corporate Culture. How Would You Characterize Your Business Culture?

Three Leadership Tips to Establish Your Culture

LSA Global

Culture Defines Your Company. When we ask experienced leaders what matters most, 7-out-of-10 say “Establish your culture.” Companies can be defined by their leaders, by their products, by their services, by their industry, or even by their performance, but culture touches everything.

Can Rules Change Corporate Culture?

LSA Global

If only corporate culture change could be accomplished through simply establishing a “few rules.” Unfortunately, effecting real organizational culture change, just as succeeding at real behavior change, is not easy. So changing the email culture would save time and raise productivity.

Parthenon-EY Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Combining strategy experience with a worldwide network, financial backing and brand-name, Parthenon-EY has grown successfully without losing the familial culture that was so important to its co-founders. The firm pays well, works with some of the biggest and most noteworthy companies in the world, and employees rave about the great company culture. PARTHENON-EY CULTURE. The post Parthenon-EY Interviews and Culture appeared first on Management Consulted. PARTHENON-EY.

How To Create a Culture of Change

LSA Global

A Culture of Change Can Support Short- and Long-term Success. There should be no question… businesses that want to succeed need to create a culture of change to support their long-term strategies. You Need a Culture of Change. Six Immediate Steps to Create a Culture of Change.

BTS Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

BTS GROUP INTERVIEWS AND CULTURE. BTS GROUP CULTURE. The culture at BTS Group is described by employees as fun, tight-knit, and quirky. This core value has definitely permeated the entire firm culture. This setup has enabled BTS Group to create a collegial and familial culture. This can be both positive and negative; miscommunication and less-defined roles are common in cultures with less rigid leadership structures.

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What Is Corporate Culture?

Strategy+Business

At its worst, culture can be a drag on productivity. For further insights, read "10 Principles of Organizational Culture At its best, it is an emotional energizer. Here's how companies can use it to gain a competitive advantage.

4 Ways to Protect Culture During Rapid Growth

LSA Global

How to Protect Culture During Rapid Growth. While rapid growth companies (20%+ per year) can be very exciting and meaningful places to work, high growth puts high pressure on organizational culture. At a high level, we define culture as the way things get done on a day-to-day basis.

Cornerstone Research Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

From starting with under 50 employees to over 500 staff members today, Cornerstone has grown successfully without losing the familial culture that was so important to its co-founders. The firm pays extremely well, does impactful work and employees rave about the great company culture and the smarts of their co-workers. CORNERSTONE RESEARCH CULTURE. The post Cornerstone Research Interviews and Culture appeared first on Management Consulted. CORNERSTONE RESEARCH.

Gallup Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

GALLUP CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND CULTURE. GALLUP CONSULTING CULTURE. Gallup communicates that its culture is defined by the following considerations: People are our priority. With a name that evokes the Wild Wild West, Gallup Consulting just sounds like a fun place to work.

KPMG Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

KPMG CONSULTING CULTURE. KPMG prides itself on its work culture, with particular emphasis on work life balance. Social Media: The post KPMG Consulting Interviews and Culture appeared first on Management Consulted. KPMG CONSULTING. With a global workforce of 160,000 people and global revenues of $24.82B for the 2014 financial year, it’s pretty obvious KPMG isn’t messing around when it comes to, well, anything.

How to Create a Talent-Centric Culture

LSA Global

If you know how to create a talent-centric culture, does a talent-centric culture create higher performance? Is knowing how to create a talent-centric culture the answer? The Definition of a Talent-Centric Culture. How to Create a Talent-Centric Culture.

10 Principles of Culture

Strategy+Business

Here's how to mobilize your organizational culture

Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

Harvard Business

“We have a great culture.” Culture is often referred to as “the way things are done around here.” I’ve been working in HR for over twenty years, and the best companies I’ve worked with have recognized that there are three elements to a culture: behaviors, systems, and practices, all guided by an overarching set of values. How, then, do we repair a flagging culture? These are the real-world behaviors of culture and values.

7 Danger Signs of a Misaligned Culture

LSA Global

Do You Have a Misaligned Culture? Their culture, their strategy and their talent are all in ordered harmony. What Happens when There Is a Misaligned Culture. When there is a breach in the corporate culture, the entire company suffers. Workplace culture begins at the top.

3 Ways to Shape Culture During High Growth

LSA Global

Shape Culture During High Growth. While work cultures certainly shift overtime, many leaders assume that their culture will deteriorate as they experience hyper-growth. How can a leader shape culture during high growth? Start-up Leaders Define the Company Culture.

Santa goes cultural

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Although it’s christmas themed, this is a really fun ad about cultural difference! The post Santa goes cultural appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Can you speak New Ziland? Consulting Well Inspiration

Building Rapport Across Cultures

Harvard Business

In these places, I often find myself back at square one, trying to decipher what it takes to successfully work across cultures. Even a limited understanding of another language helps us decode the culture — not just what is being said, but how other people feel.