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The operating system of most organizations is written into its culture. Good or bad, workplace culture is what shapes how we do things, including how we interact with and treat our coworkers. At the heart of workplace culture is values. If we value openness, for example, the way we approach a disagreement might be quite different than if we value harmony or subordination. Most companies these days have some stated […]

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Running an organization requires the management of certain functions. Take financial management, for example—no one gets a pass on that. Sure, larger, more complex organizations may have larger, more complex financial management systems and processes in place, but we all accept that financial management is a requirement for successful organizations of all shapes and sizes. It is now time that we take the same approach with workplace culture. Culture is […]

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Great post from Jason last week and I want to build on what he started. I believe strongly that decision making is the biggest soft spot in how most organizations operate today. I think that the world is full of organizations who work very hard to find and hire smart, creative, talented folks and believe that if they just group them together they will have smart groups making smart decisions. […]

Jason- We know smart people. We have this consistently growing collection of really smart and talented people spread out around the world. It is awesome to see so many of them thriving, affecting change and blowing stuff up. It is also incredibly frustrating to see some of them jammed up in bad gigs. It is difficult to see talent being wasted. We have talked here before about why people stay […]

Nice post man, good topic.  Also some really good comments, and there has been some interesting conversation around culture fit related to the removal of Jack Griffin at Time Warner. I usually find the cultural fit conversation to be pretty humorous.  In my experience, it seems that the people using it as a reason to not hire someone are also the people least capable of actually describing the aforementioned culture […]