Several Provide staff thoroughly enjoyed Amazon.com’s Best Selling Book of 2013 The Year Without Pants by Scott Berkun. In Chapter 4, Culture Always Wins, Berkun advises managers that the best approach to strategy is to carefully examine how their employees’ work culture functions.
A great fallacy born from the failure to study culture is the assumption that you can take a practice from one culture and simply jam it into another and expect similar results. Much of what bad managers do is assume their job is simply to find new things to jam and new places to jam them into, without ever believing they need to understand how the system––the system of people known as culture––works.
Read an excerpt from Chapter 4 of The Year Without Pants here.