Organizational culture

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What do you think organizational culture is? This seems to be the most common definition: “The way we do things around here.” Source: Martin Bower, Managing Director, McKinsey & Company, 1950 – 1967. … followed closely by this one, composed … Continued

Employee engagement

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Let’s start with excerpts from articles appearing on the websites of Fast Company and Financial Review. From Fast Company: You’re sick of hearing about “employee engagement.” You already know why it’s so important for your team members to be happy … Continued

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

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Nick Naumof has debunked Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in his article Why Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is Dead Wrong. Summary Although Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is popular and makes intuitive sense, it is nonetheless a flawed model of human needs … Continued

Resistance to change

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Summary Not only do we need to we need to stop talking about resistance—we need to stop seeing resistance. Change management as it is traditionally applied is outdated. We know, for example, that 70 percent of change programs fail to … Continued

Project prioritization matrix

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Summary The issue here is not the matrix itself, but how it is often used. How the Project Prioritization Matrix is commonly used During the course of an idea generation session, planning workshop or collaborative event, the working titles of … Continued

SimuReal

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SimuReal is action learning in hyperdrive. Catherine Perme and Alan Klein SimuReal is a ‘whole system’ method using simulation and real work to help an organization become more visible to itself. By the end of a SimuReal event, the participants … Continued