Your culture will boost performance if you start today

Is there proof that organizational culture matters? Does it determine performance? Let’s look at the ground-breaking study of Professors John Kotter and James Heskett. They studied the corporate cultures of over 200 companies (including Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, ICI, Nissan, and First Chicago) and tracked their economic performances over an 11-year period.…

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The best articles on Positive Culture

Whoa - all of a sudden the year draws to a close. It went fast! What did you learn? What did you love? What energized you? What would you like more of? This blog's best articles on Positive Culture so far might inspire you for a New, Positive work year…

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Positive Culture and Mergers and Acquisitions

Culture matters during mergers and acquisitions. If you can make a positive start, you'll ease the process of working together. Here's the case of one of my clients. Because they wish to remain anonymous we'll call them ET. They acquired a number of other companies and understood that checking the…

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Positive Culture: attention for people

"Things weren't great", Joyce told me. She's an internal consultant at a large city municipality with 7,000 staff in the Netherlands. Their social department of about 500 people showed alarming absenteeism numbers. This social department helps the unemployed citizens of this city find a job. They offer various training, upgrading…

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More Learning and Teamwork

Case story by Kanna Krishnan, part 2 Kanna Krishnan is a "positive agent" and holds a senior position in Human Resources. He is tasked with developing a progressive culture for BTC. That’s why he followed the Positive Culture Academy, as explained in part 1. BTC dreamed and defined their preferred…

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Our Preferred Positive Culture

Case story by Kanna Krishnan A couple of years ago, a large biotech company set up its first overseas plant in Asia where around 600 people work to date. Let’s give this real company the name BTC. Their challenge was there weren’t many skilled workers in the region. BTC hired…

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