Models improve culture?

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Smart folk can crack complex challenges if working in a supportive culture, but dynamic models may help with that.

A contact in New Zealand recently highlighted a case where an IT group in a big mess cracked the quite complex challenges they faced with my friend’s help in building a culturally supportive team environment, so maybe they didn’t need the kind of quant-modeling that SD can offer.

But … I recently had a high-tech start-up case where sales/service/tech-development were at each others’ throats about ...

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Strategy strangles culture

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A smart-arse student glibly stated ”Culture eats strategy for breakfast” – a remark attributed to Peter Drucker. A quick Web-search finds this quote often admiringly repeated. But it”s an example of something way too common in management – outrageous statements that sound great but are just nonsense.

We don”t need to list out all the endless cases of companies with hugely strong cultures that just messed up trying to do something strategically dumb. We probably have no idea how many more ...

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