What is Organizational Culture
and Why Does It Matter?

Like the scuba divers shown above in the Blue Hole in Belize, this Blog “dives in” to issues associated with organizational culture and cultural change. Staff members of the Breckenridge Institute® post recent research, case studies, experiences, insights, books we're reading and performance results they’ve gotten working with organizations in the area of using organizational culture to improve organizational performance and sustainability.


Friday, June 09, 2006

What Our Research Is Saying About Organizational Culture

The Breckenridge Institute is conducting research on the formation, operational characteristics, and corporate life cycle changes of organizational culture. We're finding that an organization's culture is like its personality, with unique patterns of financial and non-financial performance that are revealed using the Breckenridge Culture Indicator (BCI). We are using advanced statistical techniques like factor analysis to identify effective and ineffective patterns of organizational performance, which subsequently provide a quantitative basis for organizational improvement and change initiatives.

The frenetic pace of today's global economy has increased the need for fact-based decision-making using scientific analysis, not just business experience and intuition. The research being conducted by the Breckenridge Institute staff promises to yield the kinds of tools, methodologies, and quantitative information needed to help leaders and managers make informed decisions and to transform their organization's culture into a more reliable resource.