4.20 (195 reviews)
☑ Understand corporate culture at the interface of theory and practice.
☑ Explore ways in which companies can use their unique identity to shape a vibrant culture.
☑ Differentiate healthy from toxic and problematic cultures.
☑ Discover various kinds of culture interventions.
This course looks at organizational culture at the interface of theory and practice as well as at the interface of organization design and organizational identity. We will discover various ways of understanding corporate culture and apply these perspectives to case studies of prominent companies. The course reveals how much an organization’s design and set up of every day procedures influence its culture and vice versa. Additionally, this course raises indispensable questions to ask before planning a culture initiative. The ultimate goal of this course is to show ways of utilizing an organization’s unique identity to shape a dynamic and authentic organizational culture. The course offers a wide range of self- and group reflection tools and introduces a 5-step collaborative culture process.
This course is designed for:
HR and OD representatives
Anybody who is interested in organizational culture at the interface of theory/practice and of organizational identity/design.
Duration of course:
The course offers 3.5 hrs worth of video lectures. Additionally, you will find 4 quizzes and a range of reflection tools, exercises and a brief culture scan. If you make good use of these exercises and do them in-depth, possibly also with a group of select people from your company, you will get the most out of this course. Utilizing the offered exercises, will increase the hours you will need to fracture in for taking this course.
Exercises, reflections, quizzes
Detailed Overview of Course Content
Part I - Defining Organizational Culture
Introduction - Relevance of Understanding Organizational Culture
General Definition of Organizational Culture - 1st Culture Scan
Culture and Success - Edgar Schein's Definition of Organizational Culture
Gareth Morgan's Definition - Storytelling Aspects, Systems and Institutionalism
Differentiations between Culture, Identity/Image and Atmosphere
Summary part I
Erika touching base - transition from Part I to Part II.
Part II - Understanding Organizational Culture
Overview - Part II
Part II - Introduction
4 Archetypes of Culture - Part 1 - The Clan Culture
4 Archetypes - Part 2 - The Adhocracy and the Market Culture
4 Archetypes - Part 3 - The Hierarchy Culture
Introduction to Exercise for 1st Case Study - Toyota
Example - Corporate Culture of Toyota - Part I
The Corporate Culture of Toyota - Part II
The Corporate Culture of Toyota - Part III
Example - Corporate Culture of Toyota - Learning Outcome
Case Study Toyota
Quick Check-in after Toyota case study
Wrap up from Toyota Case Study - Explanations BMW case study
The Corporate Culture of BMW - Part I
The Corporate Culture of BMW - Part II
The Corporate Culture of BMW - Part III
Learning Outcome- Comparison Culture Construction BMW - Toyota
Quiz - BMW Case Study
Other Frameworks and Assessment Tools
Summary Part II
End of Part II - Transitioning to Part III
Shaping and Changing Organizational Culture
Part III Overview
Pat III - Introduction
1. Indispensable Question - Can we really change organizational culture?
2. Question: What are signs that a culture initiative may be necessary - Part I
2. Question: Part II
For organizations: How to know whether it's time for a culture initiative
For Individuals: Is the culture you are currently working in a good fit for you?
3. Indispensable Question: Are you the right person?
4. Indispensable Question: Is now a good time for your culture initiative?
5. Indispensable Question - How can you clarify your goals and motivations?
6. Indispensable Question - Which method is best for you?
2 Sample Projects
Summary Part III
Process we use at LC GLOBAL Consulting Inc.
Yes it is a good match. I am working in a Bank (Mid Size) and we want work on our culture to improve our marketing.
The course was a good example of sound theory combined with practical application. The case studies and examples of organizations and a view into the tools such as culture scan were helpful. What would have helped more is greater practical application of the concepts and in some way making it come to life through either videos or taking us through the entire process of diagnosing and designing culture for a particular case study.
The content is concise and quite useful--beyond the textbook. Would have really helped if the slides had been made available for download.
I am a beginner for the term 'culture'... so everything is knowledge and it also gives practical application
Excellent Course for Change Practitioners, who want to practice and use Org. Change Management , Culture.
Course gives a good overview of cultural assessment and determining what culture one has. Unfortunately instructor has a shaky, choppy voice that makes listening rather uneasy. The sentences were breaking up everywhere as if the recording was done at different intervals which spots frequent start stops. I think there should be quality check of the sound output as the voice tends to sound distant at some modules and then it gets loud and soft at some. Overall it was not pleasant listening to the tutorial at all although content was good.
At the beginning of the course: Maybe this is just an intro, where we are getting to know the criteria. I am really looking forward to see how we identify the culture, how to start making a positive change and its network of impacts, if possible a checklist to ensure the changes are planned & executed well. At the mid-way: Going well so far. i could relate the learning with my current organisation culture in identifying and understanding the culture. Awesome presentation. At the end: What an amazing coverage of the course, its gave me a 360 degree perspective on approaching a OD intervention, Cultural identity processes, success factors and highlighting it in all the possible avenues and what not. Amazing presentation and flow of information, well done Erika!
It was a very simple and educative experience. Look forward to doing more courses by Erika Jacobi. Thanks
The course was a real eye opener and was extremely useful to me as we are going through a culture change and determination of our values. I will be using this guide to develop our culture
Got a lot more interesting with life examples and the quizzes. Could still be more interesting with more interactive exercises than just quizzes.
So far it is too general. I am trying to find tools to help me navigate a broken culture in a large company.
Quite and interesting course, skills sharpening, adds more possible workable culture designs which I may practice and implement.
The information is good and the leader is really knowledgable and explains everything clear. However, I'm finding myself skipping forward through some slides, because the lecturer sometimes reads out each line without adding much more information or explanation.
I'm having an amazing learning experience on understanding various types of organisational cultures, various assessment tools, our perspectives, methods to assess, outcomes and bringing improvements. It's indeed an apt course on the topic.
Yes: It provides me the excellent foundation I need to build my knowledge base on organizational culture and relate it back to what I already know about culture in general--plus what general culture and organizational culture have in common, as well as how they differ.