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An organisation's culture either gives it a competitive advantage or a competitive disadvantage. This title includes a series of exercises that can help managers analyse and make their organisation's culture a powerful driver of success. ...more
Hardcover, 273 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by Profile Books(GB)
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Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good (readable and not oversimplified) guide to the subject. The series it's part of is great as a whole, actually. ...more
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Do organisations 'have' a culture or is culture what the organisation 'is'? In this book Stanford explores this question starting with an analogy of climate (long-term) and weather (short-term) to explain the over-used, abused, and therefore much maligned term 'culture'.
Stanford's underlying premise is that culture matters. "The only thing of real importance that leaders do is to create and manage culture" (Edgar Schein of MIT)
Stanford argues that culture is critical to business success. "Cultur
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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One of the best business books, I've ever read. It's a shame that it is not widely available in the US. It's an excellent reference for anyone who is trying to build a strong culture at a new business, change a culture at an exisiting business, or adapt to a culture at a new employer. It's written without all of the wishy washy consultant-speak that is usually prevalent in business books. Ms. Stamford surveyed real managers to get their suggestions for the book and their quotes and contributions ...more
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book on corporate culture is intended for managers and business people who are struggling to:
a) Understand the culture of their organization
b) Get a grip on why it matters
c) Get their culture right for their business strategy
d) Avoid the common mistakes of "culture change"
e) Keep their culture from getting stuck
This book provides a very common-sense, practical, realistic and pragmatic approach towards understanding and working with organization culture. An excellent and enlightening rea
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you're looking for a book on Organization Culture, this is a great resource. It's the best business book I've ever read on culture (mind you - it's the only one). I would recommend it, if you're interested in the subject. It's an easy read, and very clear about what it's trying to get it, and very informative. ...more
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