2 Organizational Culture in Action Chapter 13Organizational Culture in Action
3 Organizational Culture in Action The Eagle Group’s Sources of SuccessLeading Principles
4 The Eagle Group’s Sources of Success Why do some groups produce extraordinary results while others produce little or nothing?Play, spirit and culture are at the core of peak performance
5 Sources of cultural success I How someone becomes a group member is importantDiversity provides a team’s competitive advantageExamples, not command, holds a team togetherA specialized language fosters cohesion and commitment
6 Sources of cultural success (II) Stories carry history and values and reinforce group identityHumor and play reduce tension and encourage creativityRitual and ceremony lift spirits and reinforce values
7 Sources of cultural success (III) Informal cultural players make contributions disproportionate to their formal rolesSoul is the secret of success
8 ConclusionSymbolic perspectives questions traditional views on team buildingRight structure and people are important, but not sufficientThe essence of high performance is spiritBanishing play, ceremony and myth would destroy teamwork, not create itTeam building at its heart is a spiritual undertaking: peak performance emerges as a team discovers its soul
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