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.

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.

Why data culture matters


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.

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

Scaling Culture in Fast-Growing Companies

Harvard Business

Organizational culture Entrepreneurship Managing people Digital ArticleIt’s not enough to rely on the charisma of the founders.

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

Is Your Corporate Culture Cultish?

Harvard Business

Organizational culture Digital ArticleThere’s such a thing as too many pep talks and team-building activities.

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.

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Harvard Business

Organizational culture Operations management Change management Healthcare Digital ArticleHow one Wisconsin health system did it.

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.

Organizational culture in mergers: Addressing the unseen forces


Understanding culture, and proactively managing it, is critical to a successful integration. This requires a comprehensive approach. Insights on Organization

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.

Getting Culture Right

Martinka Consulting

It was an exhibition of culture at its best. While there’s an endless supply of “bad” stories about managers, culture, etc. a good way to start the new year is to consider what a good culture means, whether you have a few employees, dozens, scores, or hundreds. Realize even companies with the best culture still have issues, but those issues are at the other end of the spectrum from the shenanigans on The Office.

Do You Have the Right Decision Making Culture?

LSA Global

Decision Making Culture. With the advancements in data analytics and artificial intelligence, more leaders are asking about the pros and cons of a fact-based vs. an intuition-based decision making culture. Defining Workplace Culture. A Fact-Based Decision Making 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?”.

Creating an innovation culture


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

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

3 Ways to Improve Your Cultural Fluency

Harvard Business

Cross-cultural management International business Leadership Digital ArticleBe curious and open to learning a new way of managing.

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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Change Behaviors to Change Corporate Culture

LSA Global

To Change Corporate Culture, Change Behaviors. Change behaviors to change corporate culture. Follow a few principles of human psychology, stick with the program and make sure all structures, processes and systems support the cultural changes that you seek.

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

7 Threats to a Positive Company Culture

LSA Global

A Positive Company Culture is Worth It. It takes constant clarity, effort and perseverance to shape and maintain a positive company culture for your people and your business. We know that company cultures, regardless of their strength, progress and change over time.

Closing the Culture Gap


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?

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.

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.

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Market Leadership

LSA Global

What does it mean to create a culture of market leadership? Market leaders develop a culture that welcomes new technologies, encourages a thirst for knowledge, and breaks down any barriers to creative and opportunistic steps forward. The Definition of Corporate Culture.

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.

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

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.

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.

Culture for a digital age


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

2 Tips to Create a More Externally Focused Culture

LSA Global

Externally Focused Culture vs. Internally Focused. An important cultural dimension for many companies to define is the balance between having an internally or externally focused culture. We define workplace culture as how and why things truly get done in an organization.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Keep Your Company’s Toxic Culture from Infecting Your Team

Harvard Business

Organizational culture Leading teams Conflict Digital ArticleTips for staying positive and productive in a negative environment.