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Critical cultural factors for expanding companies

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Critical cultural factors for expanding companies

  1. 1. Crical  cultural  factors  for  expanding  companies   Provocave  Queson:   How  would  you  smulate  the  cultural  change  of   an  organisaon  in  the  transion  from  a  small  to   a  large  company?    
  2. 2. Crical  cultural  factors  for  expanding  companies   About  organisaonal  culture…   Ø  Set  of  structures,  rules,  rou-nes  and  norms   Ø  Mostly  implicit  values,  a7tudes  and  belief   systems   Ø  Constructed  and  re-­‐created  through   interac-ons   Ø  Shaped  by  leadership  behaviour  
  3. 3. Crical  cultural  factors  for  expanding  companies   Management  of  culture  as  a  leadership  task   Ø The  founder  forms  the  culture,  the  culture  forms   the  leaders   Ø When  the  environment  changes  leaders  need  to   adapt  cultural  assump-ons   Ø Leadership  in  cultural  change  is  the  ability  to   understand  the  culture,  step  outside  and  evolve  it   adap-vely  
  4. 4. Crical  cultural  factors  for  expanding  companies   Development  from  the  culture  type  „family“  to   the  type  „organisaon“:   Ø func-onal  effec-veness  over  personal   preferences   Ø contact  follows  task   Ø More  and  more  indirect  communica-on  
  5. 5. Crical  cultural  factors  for  expanding  companies   From  “Start  up”  to  “Sustaining  Success”   Ø Personal  development  of  the  founder/CEO   from  „father“  to  manager     Ø Delega-on  (le7ng  go  and  ge7ng  the   leadership  team  into  responsibility)   Ø Re-­‐structuring  (leadership  span)   Ø Defini-on  and  training  of  new  leadership  roles    
  6. 6. Crical  cultural  factors  for  expanding  companies   Management  of  Cultural  Change     Ø Founder  understands  own  impact  on  cultural   issues  and  adopts  a  meta-­‐posi-on   Ø He/she  ini-ates  change  through   à  himself  (personal  development)   à  interac-on  (team  development)   à  re-­‐structuring  (organisa-onal  development)      
  7. 7. Crical  cultural  factors  for  expanding  companies   Provocave  Q:   How  would  you  smulate  the  cultural  change  of   an  organisaon  in  the  transion  from  a  small  to   a  large  company?    

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