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Amusing anecdotes – part 1

In this series of posts I would like to share with you some of the funny, strange and weird happenings that have occurred to me, or have been recounted to me, over the last few decades. In true writers fashion, almost all names and some locations have been changed, to spare any discomfort to those […]

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Business culture – the addendum

Changing the business culture from within In Business culture parts 1 – 4, I write about the process when one is in a new assignment, or is coming into a business from outside. This part looks at how to approach this when one is incumbent in a role and change is needed, or a change […]

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Business culture – part 4

Part 4 is a continuation on the discussion of the four steps toward cultural change: Establish credibility Gain trust Communicate universally Act decisively Communication – at a point in the process you will need to present to the whole group your message but at the beginning, when you are going through the stages, be very […]

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Business culture – part 3

If you’ve reached this far in the process then you’ve assessed the cultural situation within the business (the what), you know what your objectives are (the where) and you have concluded that cultural change is a necessary factor to achieve those objectives (the why). Now you must change the  “behaviours and beliefs”, as referred to […]

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Coming in March….

Last week was a non-posting week. I used the time to write part 3 of the “Culture” series, sketch out, in written terms, the post on “Leadership” (which will probably run to at least 2 posts) and for the non-business posts section, have outlined a couple of posts on shoes and vinyl records (deliberately short […]

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Business culture – what is it?

Introduction I think it is fair to say that understanding the culture of a business and its people is only possible through immersion, in other words; one can’t really have an informed opinion unless one has experienced it. Of course, learning from the experience of others is what these posts are all about, therefore, they […]