Cordialism: How the best companies lose their flavour.

Cordialism: How the best companies lose their flavour.

Why would a security company lose R 2 million per year to it’s own thieving employees and feel the need to develop a “culture of integrity”? Isn’t integrity a fundamental aspect for operating in that industry? This was t he intriguing question Erik was faced with when that was the brief from a client. It has everything to do with culture, and not necessarily dishonesty. Global research shows that a mere 21% of employees are fully...

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Corporate Culture – The Economist reports.

A company’s culture is the environment created by the priorities it sets. Sometimes those priorities are made explicit: in a company’s formal mission statement, for example, or in the structure of the organisation and the power given to different departments and functions. Sometimes they are implicit: what the Financial Times once called “the large number of unspoken assumptions and beliefs which managers in the organisation share about...

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