Lack of authenticity as a threat to that Company
The web demands its own kind of intelligence and experience. If instruments are selected that run counter to the character and nature of the company, not only non-authenticity is dangerous to the company's reputation.
It also gets into the situation, breathlessly pursue a development and thereby lose the reflection on its own grown values.
The culture of the company is important
I am not talking here about the word for remaining in the status quo, but I am talking about the fact that it is meaningful indeed survival is necessary, very closely to watch, which development is now to be at this moment already.
And it makes sense to look at the culture in this company very closely. For this we have to go into more detail.
From the self-understanding of the individual to the company
This works somewhat analogously to the self-understanding of an individual:
- Am I rather a person who likes to push things quickly?
- Am I someone, too many discussions extremely annoying?
- Am I more someone who really enjoys working in teamwork?
- Is the feeling of having managed something together, important to me?
Logic and action logics of the individual
A very vivid model is the model of the US social psychologist Clare Graves, who has explored, from the evolutionary development of man, in a constant commute between the individual combatant and the collective spirit, five logic and action logos characteristic of companies.
These are the power, the order, the achievement, the community and the integration. These thinking and action logics strongly determine the coexistence in the company, in teams.
What to do when teams merge with different action logics?
Let's just imagine two teams to merge, one of them is absolutely team-oriented (action logic community), proud of the jointly achieved result.
The other is based on performance and once again on the performance of the individual; it counts on what the person has achieved or who has achieved without the community. The misunderstandings are practically popping up and can sometimes turn into war.
Power or order - what matters?
Or the action logic power: Here is important what the boss says, or the action logic order: main thing, things go their ordered course, too much lateral thinking gnaws at the basic festivals. Every culture has its right, no one is just right or wrong, it always depends on the context.
What, however, is the defining aspect of an Internet, an online culture? In the standard case, co-determination, dialog-oriented processes, cross-thinking, and at the same time the emphasis on subjective understanding.
The 5 revelations in the Graves model
It is a very colorful mixture and such an understanding in the company to endure requires maturity, requires an integrative culture, the fifth stage of the Graves model:
An enterprise culture that can deal with contradictions, which can also tolerate openness that demands it when it comes into criticism against the company.
Classic corporate cultures are afraid of the Internet
One can imagine that in a highly autocratic company, in a company where the self-understanding about beam and guide figures is transported, the diversity, the imponderability, which includes an on-line culture, has a terrifying effect.
A company that still predominantly defines itself as the classic organigram, with box-shaped competencies, in the interspaces of which so far vacillation, will not yet be ready for the anarchy of the net culture.
Anarchy of the net culture
For the network culture actually carries the small, practically in the wild growth emerged communities between the established hierarchical levels. The communities that organize themselves hierarchically and internally and make the opinion in the company.
In such groups, IT department heads, accountants, and marketing staff can all be mixed-up.
In the medium term, the growing need for network communication - also in recruiting - will not be a thing of the past. However, you should ask yourself very precisely whether they are already ready for the maturity or whether they are working on their corporate culture before, so take the first step before the second.
There are validated test and diagnostic tools and tailor-made consultations and coachings, with the help of which companies can develop in a targeted way to get the right train at the right time.
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