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The Best Glue in Business: Culture

By John Bell

What is the secret to business success? The question has been asked, endlessly. And the answers by both pundits and practitioners bring a multitude of concepts, principles, and theories.

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What’s the condition of your organization’s culture? Every organization has one. From a small business to a multi-national, it's got a culture. From a team to a department to a division to a region to a country, it’s got a culture.

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Office Optional: Culture and Virtual Teams

By Susan Camberis and Cassandra Mitchell

Offices have traditionally provided useful starting points for understanding and analyzing organizational culture. But with more us working in virtual teams, and some us working without offices all together, how we connect with and strengthen our cultures is shifting.

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I spent 15 years learning and applying culture insights as a senior executive and consultant across multiple organizations before I started to proactively reach out to top culture pioneers and experts to learn about their culture facts and fundamentals. We can’t learn much about culture from the popular press and most social media is dominated by over-simplified or incorrect culture content. Critical culture change insights from the top culture experts in history are unfortunately “secrets” to the vast majority of leaders. Other leaders turn away from the fundamentals of culture to more exotic and superficial solutions.

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Leaders will often ask me what they can do to accelerate a change in their culture. As someone who likes to find ways to provide simplicity on seemingly complex and theoretical topics, I’ve long been searching for that mythical ‘one thing’ that will make the most difference. I think I’ve found it. I’ll be interested to hear if you agree with me.

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