THE LATEST IN OUR SERIES LEADING UP TO THE MANAGEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS
By shortlisted author Jeff Gold
In organisations, one of the most difficult and complex issues is how to bring about changes or shifts in cultures.
One of the persistent findings in our research is that leaders and managers assume that everyone in their organisation has the same interest and concern about future direction and purpose as they do. But this is unlikely and variations of interest and concern can make change and culture shift a very difficult problem.
THE CULTURE IS SINKING
A large public sector organisation (which we will call PublicOrg), employing 8,500 people, faced a serious problem; there were statutory targets to meet but continuous cuts in budgets and resources.