The Top 10 Organizational Culture Crises of 2014

2014 was a big year for the subject of workplace culture and it ended with Merriam-Webster identifying culture as the word of the year! The decision was based on growth in the number of definition lookups during a year when numerous culture crises dominated the popular press. While culture is clearly growing as a topic of interest for CEOs, it remains an elusive subject that rocks many organizations to their core. So what were 10 of the top culture crises of 2014?… Read More»

The #1 Workplace Culture Challenge

The word “culture” has lost its meaning due to the proliferation of over-simplified and inconsistent workplace culture content that’s all over the popular press. CEO’s know culture is important but there is a complete lack of clarity surrounding how evolving, shaping, leveraging, or changing it will help them overcome some of their greatest challenges and improve business results.

It’s a tremendous challenge to educate top leaders on how to effectively evolve their culture but that’s not THE greatest workplace culture challenge. The #1 workplace culture challenge is…… Read More»

The Culture Change Journey Essentials: a compass, a roadmap, and a guide

Part one of this article covered the importance of understanding how cultures evolve as a foundation for improving how leaders manage work on specific performance priorities, challenges, or goals. These insights serve as a “compass” for leaders and dramatically increase the likelihood of achieving results. Leaders also need a clear roadmap and guide to manage the performance improvement journey, especially if a major culture issue (teamwork, discipline / organization, creativity / innovation, etc.) is impacting results…. Read More»

The GM Culture Crisis: what leaders must learn from this culture case study

Mary Barra was called before House and Senate Subcommittees two months ago to explain the GM ignition switch recall crisis. I wrote a post for Switch & Shift and predicted Mary Barra would lead the greatest culture transformation of all time. There were many signs that seemed to indicate she understood the scope of the culture challenge ahead of her and some of her initial steps were in the right direction. That predication isn’t looking good after release of the Volukas Report and Mary Barra’s initial response in a Town Hall meeting with employees…. Read More»

GM’s Mary Barra Will Lead the Greatest Culture Transformation of All Time

The subject of workplace culture was once again in the limelight with the media and political circus surrounding the massive General Motors ignition switch recall crisis that led to at least 13 deaths. I started the research for this post thinking I would share some fundamentals about true culture change and connect them to GM’s management of this safety crisis. I now believe Mary Barra, the new GM CEO, will successfully lead one of the most significant culture transformations in history. We should all watch as this live case study unfolds because the insights will be meaningful for any organization…. Read More»

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