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05/08/12
Culture assessment.
Filed under: Recent Posts, Interviewing, Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 4:20 pm

We have provided some earlier entries on
organizational culture, yet I found one in HBR
recently that got me thinking again.

That article led me to find a BLOG item about
factors when to decide to leave.  The same
questions can be raised in your interviews.

Look for:
  dissatisfied people [what is the root cause?]
  Happy people doing exciting things and pleased
with supervision and leadership
   coordination of effort
   order, planning, vision [meaning and purpose
to the work in words and actions]
   people seeing how your contribution will
be meaningful

Consider asking culture questions as part of
your series of important questions.  Ask
questions about how and how often things
change?  [change is good, but constant change
can be demoralizing.]

Seek satisfactory responses to how you can
continue to acquire skills that benefit the
organization.

Although certain web-sites and annual reports
state that they provide these, I have found
different locations may often have different
cultures.

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