Inspired Organizational Cultures
Discover Your DNA, Engage Your People, and Design Your Future
by Kimberly Wiefling
Inspired Organizational Cultures with a foreword by Dr. Edgar Schein (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Schein), shares how inspired, and inspiring, organizations flourish. Making the sometimes invisible concept of culture tangible and visible, its 140 bite-sized quotes take you on a journey to the roots of your history, define behaviors and practices that will engage your people, and reveal how to design a future together that fulfills your highest purpose.
Discover the treasures of your organization’s DNA without being trapped by your past. Explore what matters most: that priceless yet intangible essence called “organizational culture,” the invisible water in which you and your colleagues swim. You will emerge as a “DNA & Cultural Ambassador,” with a deeper understanding of your culture, your people, and your distinct identity as an organization.
Author Kimberly Wiefling wrote Inspired Organizational Cultures to demystify the elusive concept of organizational culture. Kimberly continues to do the work that she does best: enabling individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve what seems impossible but is merely difficult. Her deep experience working with globalizing Japanese companies worldwide makes this book highly relevant to anyone who is determined to build effective teams across borders and boundaries of every kind.
A physicist by education, Kimberly realized long ago the limits of technology devoid of human skills—the so-called “touchy feely” aspects of working in teams, so vital to success and so frequently overlooked. Her unique perspective, background as a technologist, and decades of real-world business leadership and project management experience keep the often intangible issue of culture relevant amidst the demands of products, services, technology, and business results.
A co-founder of Silicon Valley Alliances, Kimberly has worked globally with people from every corporate function and from over fifty different countries, and her guidance on building and strengthening an organization’s culture includes that global awareness. Her commitment to seeing beyond country culture to the common ground that we all share as human beings is evident in the wisdom she shares in this book. She’s passionate about making a meaningful difference by working with organizations, individuals, and teams committed to solving the problems of Our World—profitably and thus sustainably—and this latest book serves that greater purpose. Learn more about her work at Wiefling.com.
Inspired Organizational Cultures is part of the THiNKaha series, whose slim and handy books contain 140 well-thought-out AHAmessages. Increase your online influence by picking up AHAthat, and easily share quotes from this book on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ via this link: http://aha.pub/InspiredOrgCultures
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