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2009-10-13 We Are The Network: How Is Organizational Culture Like Duct Tape?

October 12th, 2009

Please join us for a discussion every Tuesday at 12PM noon SL (US Pacific Time)


This Tuesday, October 13, we will be at the Epoch Institute in Second Life
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This Week’s Topic

Organizational culture has become a “big thing” in the last few years. It is sometimes a primary enticement to attract employees, and a catch phrase by which companies create a public image to reinforce marketing strategies.  Although the term may seem self-evident, it’s surprising how many different ways people think about organizational culture, and how many different things are meant when someone says “our culture”.

At this weeks session we will discuss the nature of organizational culture: What is it, how is it formed, how does the internal reality relate to the stated culture, how does telecommuting and remote work culture relate to “main office” culture, what is its value, and what is the impact of stated and unstated organizational culture on the work experience itself and organizational results?

Join us Tuesday at 12PM noon SL, and thanks for being part of “We Are The Network”!

Best regards,


Reading links below – have fun and see you soon!

An in-depth review of organizational culture on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizational_culture

“Uncovering a Company’s Corporate Culture is a Critical Task for Job-Seekers” http://www.quintcareers.com/employer_corporate_culture.html

“A Good Way to Change a Corporate Culture” http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/bregman/2009/06/the-best-way-to-change-a-corpo.html

“7 Secrets to Tweeting Your Corporate Culture” http://mashable.com/2009/07/27/twitter-corporate-culture/

“Google’s Changing Corporate Culture” http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/07/googles-changing-corporate-culture.html

“Corporate Culture Survival Guide”

“How Six-Sigma changes corporate culture”

“Telecommuting’s Impact on Corporate Culture and Individual Workers: Examining the Effect of Employee Isolation” http://www.allbusiness.com/human-resources/employee-development/342486-1.html

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Thanks for attending!

Joel Foner (SL: Joel Savard)

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