first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr What are three characteristics of a strong organizational culture?Beta Mannix, Ph.D., associate dean for executive MBA programs and a professor of management and organizations for Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business, cited these three during CEO Institute II this August:Values are agreed upon and shared by leaders and employees.The culture is aligned with the strategy of the company.The culture supports innovation, risk-taking and change.“Credit unions have very strong cultures and that helps you a lot,” Mannix said. “Where you get stuck is embracing some of the values around adaptation, risk-taking and change. Sometimes culture can get in the way.”To get better at supporting change and innovation, Mannix suggested that credit unions do the following:create a sense of urgency around solving a particular problem;create a vision, a large goal, that people can embrace; andbuild a guiding coalition that empowers people to act on the vision. continue reading »last_img