Culture. What does it mean? Why do some companies ‘have it’ and others don’t? Read more
“We want to change but the culture here is just too deeply embedded”.
A more traditional approach to tackling the problem of change within an organisation could be some encouraging words from senior management, a selection of PowerPoint slides detailing the company’s new Aims & Objectives or a departmental team building session… which we all know, rarely has any lasting impact. Read more
Have you read Steven Pinker’s book, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature?
For decades much of the social sciences have subscribed to the theory that the mind is born as a blank slate. Therefore presuming it is without rules for processing data, a structure formed by experience through parenting, environment, socialising and culture. As with marketers, HR professionals have been basing human behaviours almost exclusively on cultural and marketplace factors and virtually ignoring the natural influences and the biology with which we are born. Read more
As someone who builds business simulations for a living, I’ve spent 11 years playing games but there’s one game I avoid like the plague, what am I talking about? The Office Politics game! Read more