A company culture can be an big strategic advantage if it’s perceived as highly positive – or a big disadvantage if it’s not. Building a positive corporate culture is an often discussed topic, to which there is no real “right” answer. Defining a culture is a squishy, inexact science, but that shouldn’t deter you from […]
Does Your Company Have a Winning Corporate Culture?
A while back I was reading Bill and Dave (subtitled: How Hewlett and Packard built the World’s Greatest Company) by Michael Malone. He’s a great writer, and it’s an important legacy business story about corporate culture; I heartily recommend it. Being an ex-HPer, I have tremendous respect, bordering on reverence for the “HP Way”, which […]
What’s Up With HP?
As regular readers will know, I am a Hewlett Packard alumnus and a longtime admirer of the company. I worked at HP in the eighties, and with hindsight it was one of the finest periods of my career. It was a GREAT place to work, as documented by books and case studies written about the […]