Anyone who has ever traveled knows that what is true in one city, may be unheard of in the next. When and how much you tip, for instance, or the definition of a black coffee. The diversity of approaches to everything from the length of a lunch break to the way decisions are made becomes even more evident when you work in an international context. For me, this is one of the great joys of working in a global, multi-cultural context.
This diversity demands a certain humility when it comes to offering solutions. What works in one context may not work in the next. This also — and maybe especially — applies to the organization of culture. The ubiquitous black box and white cube notwithstanding, how people organize culture (in museums, libraries, theatres) is shaped by geographical location, natural resources, technology, politics, and by trends and developments in society.
Equally, this diversity implies that when you start mapping the future of your organization, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The future of your organization depends on its specific situation and needs.
With this in mind, we developed the Quantum Culture method. The workbook starts with a self-assessment of your organization. In line with the values of the method, this self-assessment is non-judgemental. It does not rate your performance on some absolute scale but instead helps you discover the specific mix of approaches that currently exist in your organization and where this mix is different from what it should be given your particular context.Continue Reading Read More »