Today Tom Peters blog observes that company culture is critical to strategic execution. When your company's underlying values, behavioral norms, and informal reward systems undermine the strategic direction the strategy is bound to fail.
If your strategy is to create synergies and economies of scale, while
the culture is one where people work autonomously and in silos, the
strategy could be impossible to achieve. And it only gets more
complicated in a world where mergers, acquisitions, and alliances shape
the corporate landscape. We know all too well that even with a
respectful courtship, the expected benefits of merging two corporate
cultures often fail to materialize. If only companies could simply snap
together like plastic building blocks!
Read more at Tom Peter's blog