Wat is jouw favoriete uitspraak over organisatiecultuur? Hieronder staan 16 citaten uit mijn nieuwe boek Developing Positive Culture where People and Performance Thrive.

De reden waarom ik ze deel is feestelijk: mijn uitgever biedt de Kindle versie van 26 tot 28 juni 2018 aan voor 99 cent. Dat is een geweldige aanbieding waar ik blij mee ben. Het maakt het voor velen makkelijker om het boek te downloaden en toe te passen op het werk!

Er is een gratis Kindle app, waarmee je het boek kunt lezen op je smartphone, tablet, of desktop. Je kunt ‘m downloaden op Amazon.

16 citaten

Het boek is Engelstalig, de citaten dus ook:

1. Meetings are hotspots of the culture. An intervention in the meeting interactions influences the culture!

2. Positive agents embody the change they want to see on the team.

3. Asking is engaging. What you ask about is what people learn about. What would you like your co-workers to learn?

4. What you ignore, you tolerate. What you tolerate becomes normal. What is normal gets copied by everyone else.

5. Whenever you put co-workers together in a room, the interactions represent the current culture.

6. Change can start anywhere and evolve in emergent and non-linear ways: new behaviors can spread through a social system.

7. “Positive” is not reserved for formal leaders. Regardless of your position, you can apply it without needing permission or resources.

8. Positive deviance is going beyond the default baseline to extraordinary and stretching what seemed possible -and surprising yourself.

9. A positive culture will “broaden and build” your organization because it makes people more creative, resilient, and innovative.

10. Culture change is not possible without personal change.

11. Culture is a group phenomenon emerging from countless interactions, actions and reactions. It is created together by leaders and followers.

12. Culture happens when people get together. It entails the shared worldview, values, beliefs, norms, and behaviors of a group. It’s our collective comfort zone.

13. To develop a positive culture, you must learn to see possibility instead of only what is present.

14. We cannot make other people change. We can only work with who’s willing and trust that they will influence the others.

15. Development in complex systems like organizations requires real-time learning and the collective intelligence.

16. What happens once is an incident. What happens twice is remarkable. What happens repeatedly is the normal interaction pattern of the culture.

Welk citaat spreekt je aan, met welke ben je het niet eens? Laat het me weten in de comments hieronder. Ik ben benieuwd…

Waarom zou je?

Altijd een goede vraag, zeker voor ons Nederlanders. Waarom geld uitgeven aan dit boek, zelfs al is het maar zo’n 80 eurocent (omgerekend)? De reviews spreken voor zich, bijvoorbeeld die van niemand minder dan Kim Cameron, de wetenschapper achter de OCAI, en zijn collega Jane Dutton:

Marcella does an excellent job of explaining the key elements of organizational culture and how to make it more positive. She has produced among the most comprehensive and useful descriptions of approaches to culture diagnosis and change that have been published. An important strength of this book is its breadth in referencing and clearly explaining a wide variety of approaches to influencing culture and implementing positive practices.
From neuroscience to social movements, from interpersonal response types to meeting agendas, from liberating structures to types of positive questions: this diversity serves to provide leaders, consultants, and change agents with multiple alternatives for influencing a positive organizational culture.

Kim Cameron, William Russell Professor of Management & Organizations, Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education, School of Education, University of Michigan

There is lots of talk about the importance of creating a positive organizational culture, but relatively little talk about how to achieve it in reality. Marcella Bremer’s new book, “Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive” is a thorough and useful compilation of resources, ideas, and tools for building and sustaining a positive culture. The book is brimming with wisdom and inspiration. It is a highly valuable resource for leaders and change agents in any kind of organization who care about making positive culture a reality.

Jane E. Dutton, Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Business Administration and Psychology, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan 

Als je wilt luisteren of kijken, check dan Andi Simon’s podcast en/of Kimberley Barker’s video review.

Download het Positive Culture book van 26-28 juni met korting op https://www.amazon.com/Developing-Positive-Culture-People-Performance/dp/1628654406/

PS: ook daarna is het niet de hoofdprijs terwijl de inhoud zeker de moeite waard kan zijn…

Op naar positieve, productieve organisaties!

 

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