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THE BOARD’S ROLE IN CORPORATE CULTURE
THE BOARD’S ROLE IN CORPORATE CULTURE 1024 538 Anja Fiedler

Establishing and driving company culture is not only the responsibility of the Executive Management Team. Boards must play an active role in defining the culture, together with the Executive Management team. They must also lead by example to live up to the key pillars of the desired corporate culture. A company’s culture can be geared…

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SIMPLICITY IS POWERFUL
SIMPLICITY IS POWERFUL 791 418 Karl-Heinz Oehler

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, May I invite you to read the following quote: “There is probably no greater waste in industry today than that of willing employees prevented by insensitive leadership from applying their energies and ambitions in the interest of the companies…

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STRATEGY OR CULTURE: WHY YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHOOSE
STRATEGY OR CULTURE: WHY YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHOOSE 790 416 Karl-Heinz Oehler

To state the obvious…Most, if not all, firms face increasing economic and social uncertainty. Despite this “new reality,” all firms still need to achieve and sustain high levels of performance, regardless of whether they are public or private firms. The logical consequence for any organization is, more than ever, the need to create and maintain…

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ARTICLE-WHAT DO EMOTIONS HAVE TO DO WITH DECISION MAKING?
ARTICLE-WHAT DO EMOTIONS HAVE TO DO WITH DECISION MAKING? 918 307 Karl-Heinz Oehler

All decisions carry emotions because they all contain elements of risk. Data, facts, analysis are great contributors to the decision-making process. However, they are descriptors of the past. Decision making is about the future, hence, it deals with uncertainty—especially in highly complex situations. Uncertainty, in turn, carries risk, and taking risk involves emotions. Constantly changing…

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EMOTIONS AND DECISION MAKING: WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?
EMOTIONS AND DECISION MAKING: WHAT’S THE CONNECTION? 918 307 Karl-Heinz Oehler

What do emotions have to do with making decisions? Aren’t data, logic, and practical goals the most important factors in decisions—especially business decisions? Don’t well-structured decision-making processes prevent the undue influence of emotions? That’s what we like to think, but that’s not the way we actually work. Why? Because all decisions involve risk. So while…

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NATIONAL CULTURE VS. ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE – WHICH ONE WINS?
NATIONAL CULTURE VS. ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE – WHICH ONE WINS? 792 414 Karl-Heinz Oehler

You’re a multinational conglomerate. You own railways, IT firms, manufacturing companies, and more. Do you have a single organisational culture? Is it even possible? You’re a single-industry manufacturer. You have an HR department, a Finance department, and assembly line production facilities. Do they all have the same culture? Should they? Can they? We know that…

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TALENT MANAGEMENT: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IS AN EFFECT, NOT A CAUSE
TALENT MANAGEMENT: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IS AN EFFECT, NOT A CAUSE 621 326 Karl-Heinz Oehler

In my discussions with senior leaders, I hear so many times, “We need engaged employees.” True. Talent and talent engagement are central to building a high performance culture. But the reality is that engagement is an effect, not a cause. Talented employees gravitate towards companies known to have strong and healthy cultures. Employees are loyal…

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BUILDING TALENT MANAGEMENT INTO YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
BUILDING TALENT MANAGEMENT INTO YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 621 328 Karl-Heinz Oehler

Your company has put a lot of focus recently on corporate culture. You’ve worked hard to create a system of positive behaviors among your employees, and you’re seeing the results pay off in increased organizational performance. Now you would like to begin to grow your work force, but the big question is: How can you…

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ARE YOU FOCUSED ON ORGANISATIONAL CLIMATE OR CULTURE?
ARE YOU FOCUSED ON ORGANISATIONAL CLIMATE OR CULTURE? 792 418 Karen Jones

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE AND CLIMATE. In working with organisations to improve their culture, we often notice confusion about what “culture” means. What many organisations call culture more accurately reflects that of climate: it’s the difference between the practices and routines (the habits) that comprise the how and why for an organisation as…

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DOES YOUR ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE VOCABULARY INCLUDE EVERYONE?
DOES YOUR ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE VOCABULARY INCLUDE EVERYONE? 793 415 Karen Jones

ESTABLISHING A LANGUAGE TO DISCUSS CULTURE IN THE WORKPLACE Most of us somehow know that organisational culture is important – even crucial – to high performance, but being able to turn this ‘intuition’ into a tangible conversation and one that leads to considered action isn’t quite so straight forward. As much as we would like…

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