CoreNet Global Summit, Shanghai 2017
Shanghai | 21-23 March 2017 | Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai

From Shanghai to San Francisco: National Culture, Organisational Culture and Workplace Design

23 March 2017 | 11:15 - 12:15

From Shanghai to San Francisco: National Culture, Organisational Culture and Workplace Design

Blurring the lines and transcending the boundaries means that global companies are dealing with different national cultures in countries they do business in, while having various organisational cultures themselves. If culture trumps strategy, as it has been noted in numerous business books, this begs a question: Does national culture trump organisational culture, or is it the other way around? And should global companies design their workplaces for local national cultures or their global organisational culture in mind? This highly interactive session will introduce two cultural frameworks, and will explore their interrelationships and workplace design implications. This fun and playful session will help you learn about various cultural elements and the role they play in workplace design. Understanding both organisational and national cultures, and the role they play in workplace design is key, not only to attract and retain top talent, but also to ensure to build high-performing workplaces from Shanghai to San Francisco. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Apply two simple but powerful frameworks to assess / quantify both organisational and national cultures, with immediate implications to workplace design.
  • By exploring various scenarios and stories drawn from the audience, you will be able to understand the importance of designing for both national and organisational cultures and how such can lead to a high-performing workplace no matter where.
  • By playing an interactive game using flashcards, you will be able to understand the foundational elements of culture. 


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