When we look at all the data that comes from people there is a paradox at work. We are all similar enough for meaningful patterns to emerge and for our behavior to be predictable. Yet from a distance at least we all behave uniquely differently. The overlap of our motivations filtered through the prism of culture.
Countries have cultures. So do companies.
Despite all the many moving bits that make a culture what it is, it always acts in the exact same way in every context: as behavioral modification of those who are subjected to it.
When we truly understand this, what stops us for getting, collectively, where we want to in business as well as in life?
The world is changing. Not overnight and not all at once, but it is changing nevertheless. In my talks to corporate groups, CEOs, VPs and industry leaders I gleam insights of how this change is happening. What evidence exists. Why some things happen and not others and how we can best take advantage of it all to do better. In Observations I catalogue it all. Brief, to the point and open to discussion.