Beware of the iceberg ahead

Mis-matched organisational cultures could sink your next merger, writes Billy Byrne

25th November, 2018
We see only the visible artefacts of organisational culture

If you’ve previously read any articles on the topic of organisational culture, you’ve probably noticed that many include references to icebergs. The metaphor of culture as an iceberg is actually a very good one.

We see only the visible artefacts of organisational culture, the tip of the iceberg, while the underlying assumptions, values and beliefs remain hidden from view, below the waterline. And yet these hidden values and beliefs shape the...

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