Culture change initiative LO11391
Thu, 12 Dec 1996 08:31:31 -0500

Replying to LO11359 --

Arthur, I use very simple questions to help me start figuring out what is
going on in an organizations' current culture ( I do human resources
strategies consulting). I start with

-what makes "us" us - what does "everyone just know" about what our
goals and work patterns are
-what does "everyone know" they should do (like never discussing X)
-what does everyone know they should not do (career killers or

Often this starts out with difficulty ( do we think about breathing air so
long as it is not noxious?) but I ask about simple things - dress, meeting
behavior to get going.

Then I try to move into what isn't working and why. Hope this reduces
your nervousness to the energizing level,

patria frame
Strategies for Human Resources Alexandria, VA, USA


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