Saturday, 4 August 2007

A Learning Organisation ? - Questions to assess the dominating internal culture

From: http://

Wally Bock, a leadership consultant posted a comment on:
What are the questions to ask employees of an organization to get a feel of the dominating internal culture ?

Wally suggests the following 3 questions:

* What kind of people gets promoted around here? The behavior and performance you reward is what you'll get more of.
* What "bad" behaviors are tolerated here? This is good for patterns of behavior.
* What kinds of stories do people tell each other? Stories are the carriers of culture. Beware if all they tell are "dumb boss" stories. Understand that service is a value if what you hear are "heroic service" stories.

Food for Thought ... especially if considering how close your organisation is to being a 'Learning Organisation'