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 1. Understanding Company Culture

What is Company Culture?
111 What is Company or Organizational Culture?
112 — What is A Good Organizational or Company Culture?
113 — Culture is “Personality Writ Large”
114 — Some Company Culture Maxims

What is the Structure of Culture?
121 — The Structure of Culture. The Five Levels
122 — Balance the Two Halves of Culture
123 — Evolution and Company Culture
124 — Studies and Reports Will Not Develop a Company Culture
125 — When Competition is Destructive

How Culture Affects What People Do
131 — Why Employees Do What They Do
132 — To Understand Behavior, Look at The Situation — The Culture
133 — Splitting Thought from Action Cuts Profits
135 — First, Understand Who Has The Problem

Why Is Culture Important?
141 — The Benefits of a Good Organizational Culture
142 — What’s The Cash Value of Developing Your Culture?
144 — Can You Change Your Company’s Culture Yourself?
145 — Resilience

2. Understand Your Own Company’s Culture

211 — The Cultural Interview
212 — Culture Questionnaire
213 — How To Draw Your Cultural Landscape
214 — Organization Climate Survey

3. Build the Culture You Want

The Big Picture
311 — 25 Actions to Build Your Culture
312 — The Five Steps to Build an Unbeatable Culture
314 — How Fast Can Culture Change?

Specific Tools
321 — Make Better Decisions
322 — Improve Your Meetings — The “Plus-Delta”
323 — Managing 360 Degree Feedback — The Cultural Approach
326 — Better Employee Performance Reviews
327 — Selecting the Best Candidate for Promotion
328 — Promotions and Transfers

Examples
331 — 8 Examples of Successful Culture Change
332 — A Plant Turnaround, The Manager’s Story
333 — Culture Change in Three Days?
334 — Employee Involvement Doubles Plant Productivity — Two Examples

4. Topics and Issues

People, Engagement, Motivation
411 — Morale
412 — Employee Engagement Example
413 — Collaboration, Teamwork and Cooperation
416 — Managing “Resistance” to Change
418 — Building Independence by Shrinking a Large Group to a Working Team
419 — Reduce Turnover, Improve Retention in Retail
420 — Trust: People Won’t Speak Up at Meetings
421 — Aligning Your People
422 — Managing the Problem Employee
424 — Managing Your Boss
425 — Quickly Build An Effective Work Team
426 — The Opportunistic Employee

Operations
431 — Improve Safety, Reduce Accidents
435 — Smoother Mergers and Acquisitions — Participation Brings Higher Success Rates
437 — Manage Uncertainty and Change with Adaptability

5. Related Subjects

502 — Bullshit Bingo

The articles on this website draw from Meridian Group’s work over 35 years with thousands of managers in dozens of companies, building unbeatable work cultures. These companies include, Chevron, Hewlett Packard, McKesson, Levi’s, UPS, Giant, General Mills, Safeway, Anheuser-Busch, plus many other companies in technology, transportation, health, manufacturing, and education, and federal, state, and local government agencies, and professional service firms.
Barry Phegan, Ph.D., Principal, Meridian Group, Company Culture Specialists.

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