Friday, October 10, 2008

Culture's Power

Check out Jim Stroup on corporate culture. An excerpt:

When we do turn to what is going on inside the corporate culture, we tend to view it simplistically. It is, we persist in imagining, a passive force that can resist, but not organize or create. Without the active and guiding force of the individual leader it is at best a pointless, rudderless force, and at worst a negative influence that must be suppressed or sent to the reeducation camps.

The truth is, it is much deeper than we think. There is life stirring in its depths that we can’t see, influence, or benefit from if we only offer it a glancing surface examination while we skim along overhead with blithe self-absorption.

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