The Power of Culture: Driving Today's Organisation by Carolyn Barker & Robyn Coy, Australian Institute of

By Carolyn Barker & Robyn Coy, Australian Institute of Management

The ability of tradition is the 5th ebook within the "Management at the present time" sequence. It offers managers with the potential to harness the facility of tradition to force approach. "The energy of tradition" provides an summary of the idea that of organisational tradition, its administration and management implications, and its sensible software. It explores the talents managers have to verify, understand, combine and deal with tradition - how one can flip the tender, humans stuff right into a aggressive virtue. With chapters through 8 administration thinkers and practitioners from round Australia, the topic is approached from various angles and views. The subject matter underpinning all chapters in spite of the fact that, is the an important position of the executive in major and shaping the tradition of the corporation. The bankruptcy headings contain measuring the immeasurable: defining and measuring tradition; the facility of tradition: utilizing the gentle stuff to force the bottom-line; energy, politics and other people: cultural survival strategies; tradition surprise: mergers, acquisitions and integration; and while the conductor leaves: turning in the cultural baton.

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Even when times are tough, performance is poor and time is short, there are certain principles from which it will not waver. It is easy to uphold good principles when there is no pressure to do otherwise. This is why tough times bring out the true character in us. Most values involve some element of upholding the wellbeing of others as well as our own. The role of values in society has been to ensure that, as a community, we live in a way that looks after the whole, not just the individual. A values-driven organisation has achieved this as a tribe.

She is also enjoying the freedom of having nudged three children out of the nest. au> Executive summary Culture can be a significant competitive advantage and it is not easily replicable. However, most organisations are not investing in culture at the level that will set them apart from their competitors. To build the case for investing in cultural improvement requires a thorough understanding of the cost of the current culture. The business case is strong in the areas of speed, accountability, rigour, collaboration and attractiveness to customers and employees, and it is in these areas that the link between culture and performance is most easily demonstrated.

Understanding appropriateness The strategic use of humour Conclusion For further exploration Acknowledgments Notes Chapter 7: Organisations BehavingBadly: The Pathology of Groups Executive summary Introduction The pathology of groups Signs of pathology Some recent cases On the couch: confronting the truth Conclusion For further exploration Acknowledgments Notes Chapter 8: When the ConductorLeaves: Handing on the Cultural Baton Executive summary Introduction Culture and succession planning Is succession planning worth it?

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