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Culture

When Strategy asked me how to make Culture listen - this is what I said

Strategy: "Hi Pia, it's me Strategy."

Me: "Hi...?"

Strategy: "I just got off the phone with Culture, and I was wondering if you could help us?"

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Strategy calls Pia for help

Culture

Strategy invites culture for breakfast - this is how it happened

Culture: "Hello...?"

Strategy: "Hi, C, it's S - are you busy?"

Culture: "Always! I have a customer on hold - is it important?"

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Strategy invites culture for breakfast

Culture

How to build an agile culture in four easy steps

Even before COVID-19, senior managers in large companies had a hard time knowing what their employees needed to execute their corporate strategies effectively.

And serving hundreds of different markets, it is inevitable that different country managers and employees need different things to succeed.

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Agile steps

Cases

Customer testimonial: Leave it to the people who are, or will be, impacted

Successful change leaders focus on what people care about at work. Flying blind is simply too risky and expensive. Without insight into how and what people think about the change initiatives that affect them, it is impossible for change to be successful. This is how one change leader expresses it:  

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Cases

Customer testimonial: Asking questions brings knowledge and expertise to life

When strategy is a purely top-down exercise, it is doomed to fail.

Engaging employees in the strategy work and leveraging their expertise on the other hand, is a recipe for making strategy much more likely to succeed.

This is how one leader expresses it: 

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Change   Culture

How to ensure strategic alignment in a distributed world

All around the world, governments are scrambling to get their countries and economies “back to normal.” But while our societies are starting to open, the world as we knew it has changed irrevocably. There is no normal to go back to. There’s only the next normal. And organizations that hope to be successful in the next economy must adapt and evolve—and right away.

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Culture

Why your leaders ignore your questions and how to make them listen

Have you ever held back a question or an idea because you were afraid of how your leader might react? If you have, you are not alone. In a survey of more than 3,000 employees from a wide range of firms and industries conducted by Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino, 70% said they face barriers to asking more questions at work.

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Leader listening to employee

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