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Culture – Like the sweet smell of Chocolate

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Culture – Like the sweet scent of Chocolate
By Roger La Salle

It comes from the top!
Culture – best defined as “The rules both written and unwritten that guide people’s behavior” must come from the top. Like the sweet scent of chocolate wafting from a fountain, if your culture is not permeating the organization from the CEO down there is little chance of innovation pervading your organizations?

The champions
Like Apple, Google, BOSE, Hilton hotels and McDonalds, all of these successful organizations have a culture set from the top down and nobody can survive in these great companies unless they are on-board and aligned with the culture.

Apple, always ahead of the curve with “cool” products. Google, ever moving into new spaces with unlimited funds to play the game. BOSE with a new level of sound quality from micro speakers and a stylish design, Hilton with impeccable standards the world over and McDonalds with their consistent quality, fast turn-around food that’s safe to eat in even the most hostile of environments.

These great organizations live and breathe their culture. So too it must be with Innovation.

What’s you Culture?
There is no doubt a single inspirational session or workshop will deliver outcomes, that’s our guarantee, however embedding the culture within your organization is really the aim. What is needed is a consistent message from the top and a determination to have all your people on board to always be looking for the next opportunity. Further, done properly, it’s not difficult and always produces lasting results.

The Why
In the fast changing world of today with ever reducing time to market, ever new technologies emerging and disruption happening in all businesses the only organizations to survive and prosper will be those embracing the fine art of innovation.

It’s fun and it works
In short, people love to work in dynamic fast moving organizations, it’s fun, exciting and it gives people the joy of coming to work each day to explore new horizons.

The message is simple, have the CEO on board, excite your people, give them some freedom, some tools and watch what happens.

Roger La Salle
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Roger La Salle, trains people in innovation, marketing and the new emerging art of Opportunity Capture. “Matrix Thinking”™ is now used in organizations in more than 29 countries. He is sought after as a speaker on Innovation, Opportunity and business development and is the author of four books and a Director and former CEO of the Innovation Centre of Victoria (INNOVIC) as well as a number of companies both in Australia and overseas. He has been responsible for a number of successful technology start-ups and in 2004 was a regular panelist on the ABC New Inventors TV program. In 2005 he was appointed to the “Chair of Innovation” at “The Queens University” in Belfast.

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