------  Dr. Daniel DeWitt
<ul><li>The importance of culture </li></ul><ul><li>Culture holds a company together in a variety of ways </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>often a simple phrase identifies a culture, such as “what if” or “in search of excellence”  </li></ul><ul><li>base...
<ul><li>Philosophy expresses values </li></ul><ul><li>Values are manifest in behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior gives mea...
<ul><li>Individual autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Degree of organizational structure </li></ul><ul><li>Reward orientation </li...
<ul><li>No clear belief about how to succeed </li></ul><ul><li>Procrastination of making decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Attri...
<ul><li>Interviewing employees </li></ul><ul><li>Surveying analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning users </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul>Internal Control External
<ul><li>Culture is more than a buzz  word </li></ul><ul><li>A study of competing companies can identified clear difference...
Daniel J. DeWitt, PhD [email_address] 312.994.9510 Twitter.com/danjdewitt LinkedIn.com/in/ddewitt  Facebook.com/ddewitt
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Corporate Culture for Technology Companies - An Introducton

  1. 1. ------ Dr. Daniel DeWitt
  2. 2. <ul><li>The importance of culture </li></ul><ul><li>Culture holds a company together in a variety of ways </li></ul><ul><li>Culture is not so difficult to define, understand and use </li></ul><ul><li>Companies do differ with respect to culture </li></ul><ul><li>A culture in trouble is a sign that a company is in trouble </li></ul><ul><li>Culture can be measured </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>often a simple phrase identifies a culture, such as “what if” or “in search of excellence” </li></ul><ul><li>based upon philosophy of what makes the company distinct in the marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>it is readably identified, usually by people outside the company </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Philosophy expresses values </li></ul><ul><li>Values are manifest in behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior gives meaning to the underlying philosophy </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Individual autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Degree of organizational structure </li></ul><ul><li>Reward orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of interpersonal relationships </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>No clear belief about how to succeed </li></ul><ul><li>Procrastination of making decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Attrition greater than prior years </li></ul><ul><li>Morale problems </li></ul><ul><li>Political problems </li></ul><ul><li>Missed windows of opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>User complaints pertaining to communication </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Interviewing employees </li></ul><ul><li>Surveying analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning users </li></ul><ul><li>Talking to competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Reading the trade literature </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul>Internal Control External
  9. 9. <ul><li>Culture is more than a buzz word </li></ul><ul><li>A study of competing companies can identified clear differences between their cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Employees, analysts and users can clearly describe and rate a company’s culture </li></ul><ul><li>A winning culture can be identified </li></ul><ul><li>The DeWitt Cultural Perceptions Map is useful in visualizing a company’s culture </li></ul>
  10. 10. Daniel J. DeWitt, PhD [email_address] 312.994.9510 Twitter.com/danjdewitt LinkedIn.com/in/ddewitt Facebook.com/ddewitt

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