CFO Insight LLC
Now that you understand that there may be different cultures embedded in the organizations, how do you proceed? Several studies have shown four basic culture types in any company:
The culture type can be diagnosed with a simple questionnaire, or the Due Diligecne reviewers can often determine the culture type by observing day-to-day activities and processes. A brief explanation may be helpful:
When I encounter these culture types, I try to reframe the major challenges to accommodate the culture encountered. Examples follow:
Change is always difficult… integration is change. Knowing the culture often makes the task simpler and more effective.