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The Cultural Web - Aligning your organization's culture with strategy - Strategy Skills Training from MindTools

The Cultural Web - Aligning your organization's culture with strategy - Strategy Skills Training from MindTools
Aligning your Organization's Culture with Strategy © iStockphotoRidofranz Many aspects of organizations are interconnected. What is the first thing that pops in your mind when you hear the term corporate culture? A great many people refer to the classic phrase coined by the McKinsey organization, that culture is "how we do things around here". And while that may be true, there are so many elements that go into determining what you do and why, that this definition only scratches the surface. Whether you can define it or not, you know that culture exists. Culture often becomes the focus of attention during periods of organizational change – when companies merge and their cultures clash, for example, or when growth and other strategic change mean that the existing culture becomes inappropriate, and hinders rather than supports progress. So, for all its elusiveness, corporate culture can have a huge impact on an organization's work environment and output. Elements of the Cultural Web 1. Stories

Leadership information for charities and non profit organisations - Changing organisational culture How to define, identify and review an organisation's culture. How do you go about changing the way things are done in an organization? Much of this is down to organizational culture. Defining organisational culture Organisational culture are the habits and accepted norms that underpin how we work and what is and isn’t acceptable in our workplaces. So for one team it might be usual dress informally or socialize together. Identifying organisational culture Here are some of the key indicators of an organisation's culture: What did you notice most when you first joined the organisation? The cultural web below is a way of identifying culture. Different Types of Culture There are many different ways of describing culture. Power culture: This is where there is a strong central figure, for example, entrepreneurial start ups or where a charismatic founder has developed the organisation. Role culture: Government departments are typically a role culture. Changing organisational culture Useful links

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