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Getting Clear about Culture

Getting Clear about Culture If we don’t understand the essence of culture … We can’t work with Organisation Culture We can’t do effective work in the field of Diversity We can’t support corporate clients or individuals in Transcending Cultural Barriers Core concepts of Culture are … self dynamic nature flowing WITH … not in themselves; Read More

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Change Management is an Oxymoron

Change Management is an Oxymoron Change is ubiquitous.  It is, and always has been, simply an element of our dynamic world. In organisations, change may happen as the consequence of external events or a new desired status may be defined. However, the “change” cannot be managed. We can define and manage elements of the technical Read More

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Conversations, Culture Change and Trust

Conversations, Culture Change and Trust A short time ago, Ana Neves, a knowledge management specialist in Portungal, asked me some challenging Questions on Conversations, Culture Change and Trust. … … On your website, you say “Every conversation shapes culture”. But culture also shapes the conversation. Do you have any suggestions on how organisations can be Read More

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Change: Elegantly Simple vs. Naively Simplistic

Change: Elegantly Simple vs. Naively Simplistic Life is complex, highly complex. We live in an interconnected interdependent interrelated world. Indeed, life is so complex that we will probably never completely understand it … whatever “understand” may mean here. It is also dynamic, therefore unpredictable. From the continuously expanding field of work on complex systems, we Read More

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Seven Core Layers of Culture

Seven Core Layers of Culture Influencers of our Interactions in an Organisational Context Few concepts in the organisational world are as misunderstood as “culture”. All too frequently, it is relegated to the sphere of so-called “soft skills” … those things that ‘don’t really matter in business’. Still today, in the second decade of the 21st Read More