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Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations: Aligning Culture and Strategy Hardcover – June 26, 2012
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Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations
What happens when leaders try to transform the culture of their organizations? What approaches are most likely to lead to success? Which path will have the greatest impact on the performance of the business?
Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations offers a practical look at the approaches that a set of successful companies have used to implement cultural change within their organizations. In this book, the authors summarize over 20 years of tracking culture transformations in seven different global organizations to illustrate the critical set of dynamics that firms need to manage in order to remain competitive.
Supporting the front line
Creating strategic alignment
Creating one culture out of many
Exporting culture change
Building a global business inan emerging market
Building a global business froman emerging market
This important resource summarizes the insights from each of the companies studied (GE Healthcare, Vale, Domino's, Swiss Re, DeutscheTech, Polar Bank, and GT Automotive) as a means to illustrate these important dynamics of culture change.
The authors tracked these organizations and their leaders over time, using the Denison Organizational Culture Survey. The authors summarize the "before and after" results to help focus on the most successful culture changes. Each chapter provides a set of "Lessons for Leaders," which illustrates how leaders can learn from these examples to drive the kind of organizational change that is needed to give their company a competitive edge.
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Foreword by Edgar H. Schein, Author of Organizational Culture and Leadership
Praise for Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations
"Denison and his colleagues have nailed it! Their longitudinal research on seven global companies clearly demonstrates that culture impacts business performance and that leaders can successfully change culture. The ideas are clear and the stories compelling. This book is a wonderful combination of theory, research, and practice."
—Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; partner, The RBL Group
"Scaling our culture is integral to building the JetBlue brand and the DenisonOrganizational Culture Survey has been fundamental to our success. Read the book—more color is better!"
—Dave Barger, CEO, JetBlue
"This book brings together the unique knowledge and experience that the authors have accumulated at IMD, working with some of the best global companies. It is a must-read for all executives embarking on a major global cultural and transformational journey!"
—Dominique Turpin, president, International Institute for Management Development
"From Europe to the United States, and from China to Brazil, these authors tell usa compelling set of stories about how leaders can transform the cultures of global organizations. A great read for executives and academics alike!"
—Katherine Xin, professor of management and associate dean, China EuropeInternational Business School (CEIBS)
"My biggest surprise in implementing business transformation at the United States Defense Logistics Agency was the difficulty associated with change management. Denison's work provides the background and the 'how to' required for successful implementation of cultural change in both small and large organizations."
—Keith W. Lippert, vice admiral (retired), US Navy; partner, Accenture
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For individuals as well as for organizations, what got them here may well be unable to get them there, wherever "here" and "there" may be. Denison, Hooijberg, Lane, and Lief identify conflicts that create severe tension: "The trade-off between stability and flexibility and the trade-off between internal and external forces. In addition, the tensions between internal consistency and external adaptability, and the 'top down' versus 'bottom-up' tension between mission and involvement exemplify some of the competing demands that organizations face....For each of these dynamic contradictions, it is relatively easy to do one or the other, but much more difficult to do both.Read more ›
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