Leadership Resources

Leadership Resources from the Carlson Executive MBA Program

Managing Change Across Corporate Cultures

Attached getAbstract is a good read on corporate cultures and how they affect change management. It provides tips on how to manage change when two cultures come together. One interesting takeaway is how the strength of a corporate culture depends on healthy tension between individualism and group orientation. Another key takeaway is how American companies can antagonize with a “with us or against us” attitude when they globalize and how companies like Ikea, Nokia, Suez, Acer are adept at managing cultural challenges that come with globalization.