Myth Busting – Office vs. Remote / Distributed Culture

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  1. Luis just catching up with your work. The idea about understanding the here and now of the culture is really resonating for me. A bit of a mistake I made in my current role. Lesson learned!

    1. Hi, Justin,

      Thanks a lot for getting in touch and for the wonderful feedback comments! Yeah, I know what you mean. I am certain we have all fallen for that trap at some point in our professional careers. I would be included in that club, which is why I thought about writing on the topic as it reminds me about something I keep seeing within organisations, but that, my goodness!, it’s so incredibly helpful!

      Situational Awareness. In the moment. With an opportunity to learn what’s going on around us / the business and adapt accordingly through lots of probing, seeking and sense-making along the way 😅👍🏻

      Keep having fun, my dear friend! We are just getting started in this journey … 🙌🏻🙌🏻

  2. I like to tell people that Culture is a result, not an input. People who try to manipulate it directly are like those who demand the result of a math problem with no formula.

    In my opinion, there are a lot of people who make a living selling the idea that you can directly manipulate culture, and a lot of people believing them, harming themselves and their businesses in the process.

    1. Hi, Duane,

      Thanks a lot for dropping by and for sharing such wonderful feedback! Indeed, I couldn’t have said it better in terms of how much ‘Culture’ gets bastardised by those who want to profit from it without giving it too much of a think of the potential consequences, never mind being both accountable or responsible for such profiteering activities around culture.

      It’s actually one of the main reasons why, a long time ago, I decided to call it out when I’d see folks trying to manipulate culture for their own profit without thinking of those consequences I mentioned above. Just aiming for the quick buck is something that makes me irk a fair bit and why I thought this blog post would be rather appropriate to set the tone of what we can expect with those folks: call their BS and help avoid others fall in the same trap!

      No, thanks! We certainly can *do* better and should!

      Many thanks, once more, for sharing that helpful feedback! I very much appreciate it 🙏🏻😅

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