Culture: if yours stinks, how do you change it?

When the boss preaches cost-cutting and drives a new company car to the office, someone has to take charge and say that’s not credible.

30th August, 2015
Edwin O’Hora

Corporate culture is all over the news at the moment and it is something that fascinates, confuses and mystifies in equal measure. Most organisations are fascinated with one thing – how do we change the culture?

Edgar Schein, one of the pioneers of the concept of corporate culture, defined culture as “the way we do things around here”.

Peter Drucker is commonly credited with the phrase “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. It’s a...

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