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“If you want to provoke a vigorous debate, start a conversation on organizational culture.”
~ Michale Watkins – Harvard Business Review, May 2013
Maybe it’s like pornography. We know it when we see it. Or, when it comes to organizational culture, feel it.
Perhaps culture is to an organization what attitude is to an individual.
Attitude: a manner, disposition, mental position or feeling with regard to a fact, state, a person or thing.
Certainly we want employees with good attitudes. Their energy contributes to a rockin’ company culture. But when it comes to pro-actively developing a positive, powerful company culture, or improving our employees’ attitudes, we have it backwards. […]