After working with organisations for over thirty years to enhance the performance of their workplace cultures, a simple and telling trend has emerged.
It has become very obvious that the more awareness an organisation possesses of the nature and function of company culture, the more likely it will be able to optimise its culture.
As a professional Corporate Anthropologist, I have noticed that the vast majority of clients I have worked with initially lack anywhere near the necessary knowledge of culture to ever stand a chance of optimising theirs. This is not surprising, as of course most business people aren't educated in the performance aspects of human culture as anthropologists are, or understand how these dynamics apply in the workplace.
Have you ever stopped to consider this question: What role does your organisation’s culture play in your business? You might be surprised at some of the answers you generate from considering this question, and be inspired by the understanding that emerges from your answers.READ MORE
Just as companies and countries have their creditworthiness evaluated by agencies like Standard and Poors, and Moody’s, organisations can evaluate their ‘cultureworthiness’ against my 4A rating scale.READ MORE
As a regular keynote speaker I am always paying attention to which of the points I make during a presentation are having the biggest impact on the audience. My most popular keynote is on the New Zealand Maori Haka and the lessons it contains for creating high performance company cultures.READ MORE