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A primer (part 1)
I’ve just run another course on Culture and auditing culture in London with 12 in attendance. This brief article gives a summary of key points concerning common misperceptions, and is offered as a counter-balance to much of what is currently being said about this topic. The second article will discuss specific approaches that, on my analysis, will lead to long-term progress in this arena.
Expectations of those attending
We discussed why people had come to the course and they said:
- “Our new company is defining its culture, so we want to input to that”;
- “We have many mergers and acquisitions and see culture issues as businesses try to merge, which we want to better understand”;
- “We know it’s important, and want to think about a culture audit universe”;
- “Auditing culture came up as an External Quality Assessment topic, so we want to learn about it”;
- “Senior stakeholders have been talking about it, so we wanted to know more”;
- “Our internal audits of risks point to root causes of issues coming from culture, so want to be clearer about what’s going on”;
- The remaining 6 attendees (50%) explained they had put a culture on their audit plan because it is a current hot topic, and now wanted to be clearer about how to do an audit.