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.

Why data culture matters

McKinsey

Organizational culture can accelerate the application of analytics, amplify its power, and steer companies away from risky outcomes. Here are seven principles that underpin a healthy data culture.

Organizational Culture And Change Consulting Growth with Donna Brighton: Podcast #60

Consulting Success

Organizational Culture And Change Consulting Growth with Donna Brighton: Podcast #60 is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Success Podcast Brighton Leadership Group consulting growth Donna Brighton Leadership organizational culture

Culture codes

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: I really loved the Culture Code, Dan Coyles’s recent book. The post Culture codes appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. In this podcast he summarises the important ideas around creating psychological safety which he outlines in the book. My quotable quotes include these: We’ve been running from lions a lot longer than we’ve been running for the bus. Consulting Well Manage others

Closing the Culture Gap

Strategy+Business

Are you a leader who is eager to show a commitment to culture, but unsure how to do so? Or do you see other leaders pushing for "culture change" and feel private doubt even while you are outwardly encouraging?

Competitive or Collaborative Culture – Which is Better?

LSA Global

Competitive or Collaborative Culture in the Workplace. As a leader, how do you know when a competitive or collaborative culture is better? The Benefits of a Competitive Workplace Culture. The Downside of Competitive Workplace Cultures. Blog High Performance Culture

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.

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.

Infosys Consulting Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

To overcome this obstacle, Pratt set himself to studying the examples available and devising a strategy that would create a cohesive culture across the entire Infosys spectrum. INFOSYS CONSULTING CULTURE. As such, humility is a core part of the Infosys culture.

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?”.

The Link between Engagement and Company Culture

LSA Global

Employee Engagement and Company Culture. The link between engagement and company culture is not hard to find. We define culture as how and why things truly get done in an organization. Why Engagement and Culture Matter. The Link between Engagement and Company Culture.

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.

Creating an innovation culture

McKinsey

Corning’s Silicon Valley technology chief shares how to stay creative over the long haul, drawing on 40 years of experience. Our Insights

How to Create a Culture of Accountability

LSA Global

A Culture of Accountability Sets the Stage for High Performance. That is where a culture of accountability comes into play. Two Phases of Creating a Culture of Accountability. There are, fundamentally, two phases to building a high performing culture of accountability: 1.

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.

Building the zero-based culture

McKinsey

There’s a soft side to zero-basing. Businesses that want zero-basing’s changes to last ignore it at their peril. Insights on Operations

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.

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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Making Small Culture Changes for Big Results

LSA Global

Sometimes Small Culture Changes Can Deliver Big Results. For many leaders, changing culture can be a confusing and daunting task. So how do you identify the small culture changes that will deliver the greatest results? Blog High Performance Culture

20 Questions to Help You Uncover Your Client's TRUE Culture and Politics

Consulting Matters

Here's 20 questions to help you uncover your client's true culture and politics (and I promise you - it's not what's posted on the organizational chart or the values hanging in the break room!). DEFINING THE REAL CORPORATE CULTURE. To win business and deliver results - all consultants MUST cultivate their political savvy. While we may think that executives hire consultants for economic reasons - the reality is that more often that not, we're brought in for political reasons.

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.

Culture vs Strategy

Tom Spencer

Culture is about who you are, and why you do things. Culture is arguably more important than strategy because, if you look at it over the lifetime of a product or an organisation, the culture is the only thing that will really matter. The strategy and the products are today’s strategy and today’s products, but over time the strategies and the products will change while the culture will remain. Business Strategy culture innovation organisational devlopment strategy

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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?

How to Find Weak Links in Your Corporate Culture

LSA Global

Weak Links in Your Corporate Culture Can Derail Performance. Is your corporate culture helping or hindering the performance of your business and your people? A healthy culture creates the foundation to attract, engage, develop and retain top talent that works well together.

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

Why You’re Struggling to Improve Company Culture

Markovitz Consulting

The new Proqis BTOES Insights report on operational excellence is out, and by a landslide margin (55% to 37%), the most critical challenge for respondents is “improving the company culture.” Anytime I read that culture is a stumbling block for companies pursuing continuous improvement, I go back to John Shook’s reflections on NUMMI. Why do 55% of the BTOES respondents say that cultural improvement is such a challenge? Changing an organization’s culture is no small feat.

Global Culture Survey 2018

Strategy+Business

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.