Assessing corporate culture in practice #2 – Using Kotter and Schein to assess culture

Now that I’ve established why understanding the corporate culture is important (see previous blog on that here) it’s time to go ahead and design an approach that will explore and assess it. “If we are to gain an insight into and perhaps some control over our situation…. we need to develop our understanding of how…

Assessing corporate culture in practice #1 – Kotter’s Culture vs Performance assessment

5 months ago I embarked on the challenging task of seeking to assess and influence the culture of my organisation. Using a range of management theories and concepts, I’ve managed to characterise the organisation and develop a long-term cultural vision for the organisation. This blog will look at some of the successes, and failures of…

Stakeholder theory

Stakeholders and stakeholder theory I’ve been working on identifying stakeholders for a long time, and the process has really helped me to understand who influences my services and who benefits from it. In today’s dynamic environment, who our stakeholders are and their influence changes regularly, and so will my list of people to support, cajole…

Understanding the industry environment

Understanding the industry environment Porter’s Five Forces On the MBA course, I’m currently studying a module on strategy which looks into understanding the industry; understanding the organisation, resources and capabilities; risk and corporate responsibility; and culture. I’m finding it an incredibly interesting subject, even if I am struggling to keep up with my studies. It…