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Common Challenges in Organisational Cultures

As you’d expect, we keep an eye on the cultural challenges we encounter in the organisations we support. Currently, we are tracking more than a dozen common issues, regardless of geography or business vertical. These are the top four. Nice to know you are not alone.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

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The Brand Inside helped us to become a global corporate without losing the creative and entrepreneurial skills that drove our growth. They were our partner for six years, delivering a change programme that liberated our employees and empowered them to make their fullest contribution. At the time of our enterprise sale, the purchaser considered our company culture to be a major component of the valuation they accepted.
Eran Feinstein
Founder CEO
DPO Pay
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Having drawn up a Strategy for our Diamonds and Minerals Division, we needed to turn words into action. At a Global Leadership session, The Brand Inside set us on the path to achieve this. They developed a tool tailored to our needs which enabled our leaders from around the world to apply the strategy to their own markets. And, most importantly, they helped us identify ways to inspire everyone across the whole organisation to play their part in both fulfilling our ambition and satisfying customer needs.
Gina Jardine
Vice President HR,
Diamonds and Minerals, RioTinto
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The Brand Inside work closely with their clients in a very straightforward and knowledgeable way. They have great experience and the ability to listen and advise in a way that totally respects and leverages on the culture and processes of their clients. At DHL, they gave us a fresh perspective and insight, which was critical to the board through the early months of integration...clearing the fog and helping us to focus on the only thing that matters in a service organisation –keeping the customer promise. Subsequently, when I was CEO of Rexel UK, they helped us enter a new phase to accelerate our development, following previous battles.
John Hogan
Managing Director, DHL Express UK
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We used the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to reboot our internal culture. The Brand Inside made an invaluable contribution to our business across three African markets, allowing us to step up to a new level of commercial success. We're now expanding into new markets and we continue to retain them as one of our most impactful business partners.
Jim Tozer
Managing Director Kenchic 
Africa Poultry Development
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In 2016 The Brand Inside created a Culture Transformation Programme to bring our global corporate values to life in our employees' daily behaviour. Within a year we experienced a step change in our business and won our biggest ever logistics assignment. In 2023 we rebranded our business and now face significant opportunities. So it's no surprise that we have re-engaged The Brand Inside to help us again.
Jason Reynard
Regional Managing Director East Africa
Africa Global Logistics
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The Brand Inside came to us at an important juncture. We needed to redefine our Business Purpose and reshape our Brand Promise. They have helped us with effective engagements at every level in our company and in particular with our new generation of employees. Momentum is a better business and a stronger brand thanks to time spent with The Brand Inside.
Yvonne Asangre
Managing Director
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Our Latest Insights On Organisational Culture

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Behaviour
Subjective, objective

Steven Covey tells a story of when he was on train and a father climbed on with three kids who were misbehaving. The other passengers were getting more and more irritated, so finally he went over to the man and said, “Your kids are irritating the other passengers. Can you do something to calm them down?” The man looked up, in a daze, and said, “Sorry, I didn't realise, we’ve just come from the hospital. Their mother has just died.”

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Behaviour
Subjective, objective

Steven Covey tells a story of when he was on train and a father climbed on with three kids who were misbehaving. The other passengers were getting more and more irritated, so finally he went over to the man and said, “Your kids are irritating the other passengers. Can you do something to calm them down?” The man looked up, in a daze, and said, “Sorry, I didn't realise, we’ve just come from the hospital. Their mother has just died.”

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Culture Change
How Long?

How long does organisational culture change take? I am often asked that question, and I choose to answer empirically. After a decade of coaching this in companies, I have plenty of evidence. Jamaicans often say, ‘Dese tings take time.’ By which they mean that if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well. And culture transformation does take time. Lasting change requires the establishment of new behaviours.

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Behaviour
Subconscious Control

Your brain is made up of 86 billion neurons, each with the processing capacity of a laptop. Psychologists describe the mind as an iceberg with three layers. At the top is the conscious mind. What you’re aware of right now. Below lies the pre-conscious mind, accessible if you give attention - to recall your mobile number for example. Below that is the unconscious mind. Information here is deeply held and includes instinctive...

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Behaviour
Brain Power

If your brain is an average adult human brain, you have more potential than you have ever dreamed of. Your brain is made up of neurons: specialised cells that process electrochemical information. These neurons connect in structures called synapses, where they pass signals to one another. The synapses form neural nets. Neuroscience has revealed that the average adult brain has 86 billion neurons...

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