How to examine the culture of your organisation

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Trying to understand the culture of your organisation is clearly important, but it is not straightforward.  Culture can be analysed by observing the cultural elements (the routines and rituals, stories, symbols, power structures, organisational structures, and control systems).

Examine Culture As It Is Now

Look at each element separately, and asking yourself questions that help you determine the dominant factors in each element. Elements and related questions are shown below:

We won the OR Society Stafford Beer Medal!

Our paper:  Does risk matter? Disengagement from risk management practices in information systems projects, European Journal of Information Systems, 22 637-649 (Elmar Kutsch, David Denyer, Mark Hall and Liz Lee-Kelley) won the 2013 Stafford Beer medal.

This award is named in memory of Stafford Beer, a world leader in the development of systems ideas, especially management cybernetics, and President of the OR Society 1970-71.

The Stafford Beer Medal is awarded in recognition of the most outstanding contribution to the philosophy, theory or practice of Information Systems published in the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) within the relevant year.

Elmar (left), Mark (right) and I receiving our awards from Stewart Robinson

Visualminutes map by @RachelWalsh of my #SSWales keynote

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2014-06-26