Organizational Culture

Organizations need to optimize their own cultures in order to create an environment conducive to addressing global challenges and opportunities.

Global organizations that serve distinct customer and talent markets need to develop an inclusive culture to truly unleash and leverage the diversity asset of the workforce. At the same time, culture contributes significantly to the failure or underperformance of most mergers and acquisitions because cultural differences are frequently misunderstood or underestimated.

Cultural competence at this level encompasses the effective integration of differing organization cultures, engaging globally diverse talent, and optimizing organization-wide learning, innovation, and growth. Certified COA Practitioners can use the frameworks and tools of the Cultural Orientations Approach to assist clients with developing cultural competence for:

  • Effective organizational change efforts
  • M&A integrations
  • Joint venture and outsourcing initiatives

Click below to access an in-depth discussion, podcasts, and examples of addressing this level of culture at work.