When we talk ‘culture’ in companies we are generally talking the norms within that particular organisation. At Konica Minolta, we’re also talking about the social norms of different countries as well. Konica Minolta is a Japanese company with an Australian presence. Dr David Cooke is the first non-Japanese Managing Director. His particular experience with culture change is unique as it bridges not only silos but national values and inter-cultural social norms.
David is also a firm believer in synergistic corporate partnerships with the not-for-profit sector. In fact he wrote his doctorate on the question, “Why do Australian corporations support the not-for-profit sector?” You can read his paper here: http://works.bepress.com/david_cook
What you’ll notice first is David’s presence. His calm, centered style comes from a deep place of purpose, values, and humility.
Listen now: An inspiring 41 minutes
- How to use communication and consultation to build engagement
- How to use workplace environment and cultural symbols to set a new cultural tone
- How to build meaning in work through innovative partnership arrangements with the not-for-profit sector (this made me teary!)
- Measuring and marking success with INPUTS as well as OUTPUTS
- Strategic placement of budget lines for key cultural messages about people development and service