The culture that operates within all Enterprises is an
intricate web and weave of culture from different places. National cultures can
differ wildly for example from Brazil to Germany to Japan. Religion plays a
part, more so in some places than others. Class structures can exist which
produce their own culture. All these things influence Professional and Business
culture. Professional Culture relates to the culture associated with particular
professions, like Engineering or Accounting or Nursing or IT which go on to
influence the people that exist within those professions. Business culture
relates to the culture associated with particular Business sectors like Banking
or Pharmaceuticals or Retail or Academia which go on to influence the overall
culture of a particular Enterprise.
Culture also includes how the Enterprise motivates a person
(carrots and sticks) by using things such as money, job security and career
All these things come together to produce a personal culture
that influences each person in the daily decisions they make. The more decision
making responsibility a person has, they more culture is important.
Do you understand the Culture
in your Enterprise?
Have you modelled it?
If you haven’t modelled it,
how can you see it?
If you can’t see it, how can
you understand it?
If you don’t understand it,
how can you change it?