Strategy and culture are working at cross purposes with each other
A common issue at a leadership level is not understanding the interplay between strategy and organizational culture. Companies cannot sustain growth, profitability and competitive edge without harmony and alignment between business strategy and culture.
So many companies fall short in their goals because they overemphasize strategy with little/no attention to the cultural aspects that drive it. The most ingenious strategy in the world will never come to fruition without creating the right culture to drive it.
The dark side of corporate culture – Death blow to any strategy
Allowing the organizational culture to become infected by “The dark side of corporate culture” is a death blow to any strategy. And in extreme cases it can threaten a company’s existence – Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank are some reasonable good examples of “The dark side of corporate culture”.
Who is behind the black mask?
One day Dart Vader might put off the mask and say “I am the father of corporate failures”. Will it be the companies leaders? Let’s face it: The behavior of the senior team has a direct impact on the performance and productivity of the entire organization. Organizations are shadows of their leaders ….. that’s the good news and the bad news. So don’t leave it unattended.
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