The Power of Culture: Driving Today's Organisation

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The Power of Cultureis the fifth book in the Management Today Series. It provides managers with the means to harness the power of culture to drive strategy.

The Power of Culture presents an overview of the concept of organisational culture, its management and leadership implications, and its practical application. It explores the skills managers need to assess, comprehend, integrate and manage culture how to turn the soft, people stuff into a competitive advantage.

With chapters by eight management thinkers and practitioners from around Australia, the subject is approached from a variety of angles and perspectives. The theme underpinning all chapters however, is the crucial role of the manager in leading and shaping the culture of the organisation. Chapter headings include measuring the immeasurable: defining and measuring culture; The power of culture: using the soft stuff to drive the bottom-line; power, politics and people: cultural survival tactics; culture shock: mergers, acquisitions and integration; When the conductor leaves: handing over the cultural baton.

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  • Modelled on the very successful Harvard Business Review Series.

    Written in a business-focussed, engaging, light and accessible style.

    As with previous titles in the Management Today Series, includes a comprehensive recommended reading section that is very useful to the academic market.

    AIM's marketing contribution and Management Today's branding will raise the profile of this series.

    Each chapter examines a different aspect of organisational culture, and will conclude with a practical management take-away.

  • About the Author:

    Richards has consulted for business, social service, health care, and educational organizations worldwide.

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