Why You Must Manage Culture – or Face the Tragic Consequences

Culture Crisis

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on RoundPegg.com and TLNT.  It was used to populate CultureU for its launch.

Culture is clearly a powerful force, but it’s unfortunately being used as an excuse for disasters ranging from the banking crisis five years ago to the Fukushima nuclear disaster and even the locker room hazing crisis of the Miami Dolphins.

If culture is a contributing cause to so many disasters then it’s especially concerning considering the recent Booz & Company survey where 96 percent of respondents felt culture change was needed in their organization and 51 percent felt a major culture overhaul was needed.

What crisis is next and could there be a disaster looming in your organization?

Edgar Schein Contributions


2015 Interview: 20 Organizational Culture Change Insights from Edgar Schein

2014 Interview Part 1: Culture Fundamentals – 9 Important Insights from Edgar Schein

2014 Interview Part 2: Leadership, Humble Inquiry and the State of Culture Work – Edgar Schein

Corporate Culture Summary: Download when you sign-up at CultureUniversity.com

Edgar Schein’s outstanding new book out in 2016: Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster

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