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The Culture Pandemic

By Allan Stewart

In March of 2020, offices everywhere began to send their employees home. Little did we know the scope and magnitude of what we were facing. Figuring out virtual meetings, dealing with kids and pets, and watching the world seemingly unravel from the isolation of our computer screens, all took its toll. But what about organizations? We’ve all heard of businesses that have thrived and failed during The Pandemic, either by circumstance or strategy, but what’s been going on inside those organizations? What about the Culture?

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When Cultures Collide

By Allan Stewart

Any organization that has gone through a merger has probably spent a lot of time and money ensuring that the “numbers” of the new organization will work. In contrast, few bother to look at what will really makes the new company successful – the people.

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One More Time – Why Culture Matters

By Allan Stewart

Culture is the overall expectations of members’ attitudes and behaviours – what it takes to “fit in”. These expectations can be communicated subtly, sub-consciously or explicitly. For non-management personnel, culture answers questions such as “How do I fit in? How do I excel? And, (sometimes) how do I survive?” For management, culture answers questions more like, “How do I expect people to fit in, excel and survive?”

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