The dark side of corporate culture

November 24, 2015 Torben Rick


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Strategy and culture are working at cross purposes with each other

A common issue at a leadership level is not understanding the interplay between strategy and organizational culture. Companies cannot sustain growth, profitability and competitive edge without harmony and alignment between business strategy and culture.

So many companies fall short in their goals because they overemphasize strategy with little/no attention to the cultural aspects that drive it. The most ingenious strategy in the world will never come to fruition without creating the right culture to drive it.

The dark side of corporate culture

Allowing the organizational culture to become infected by “The dark side of corporate culture” is a death blow to any strategy. And in extreme cases it can threaten a company’s existence – Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank are some reasonable good examples of “The dark side of corporate culture”.

 

The Dark Side of Corporate Culture

 

Wondering why many organization’s change initiatives fail? In many cases, the organizational culture is the roadblock that impede change programs. Culture is a complex topic that impacts every major change effort – so don’t leave it unattended.

 

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