The Cultural Analysis Kit for Trainers and Facilitators

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About the author:
For over a quarter of a century, Jack Pachuta has been a consultant, trainer, and speaker, working with organizations on three continents. As the field director of the first interactive use of cable television in North America, he helped change the way mass media is perceived.

As a vice president of a corporation named one of Forbes Magazine's "200 Best Small Companies," he headed its training, communications, and project management functions.

A graduate of Kent State University, Jack is a Vietnam Era Veteran, having served as an officer in the United States Army Signal Corps. He later was a senior field tech for Northrup Corporation, compiling data about the Pershing Nuclear Missile System used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to evaluate tactical operations in Europe.

Holding masters degrees from the University of Southern California and Michigan State University, Jack has served on the adjunct and professional faculties of many colleges and universities in the Milwaukee area.

Currently, the president and owner of Management Strategies, Inc., in
Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Jack works with his clients to improve their
organizational culture, communications, and negotiation skills.

His clients have included Jockey International, ShopKo Stores, Pepsico, Maytag, Satellite Industries, Kaytee Products, Thomson Audio Hong Kong, the Asia Pacific Institute for Management Development in Singapore,  Multi-Finance in Athens, Greece, and Connex of Romania, and many more.

Jack met his English wife, Renira, over breakfast in Portugal while they were both living in Germany. They now have two daughters, a cat, and a house next to a Christmas tree farm in southeastern Wisconsin. Jack is a past president of the Wisconsin chapter of the National Speakers Association. He is also a mystery writer and artist, and a member of the Cedarburg Artists Guild and the League of Milwaukee Artists.

The Cultural Analysis Kit for Trainers and Facilitators
 

A toolkit to start the process of organizational evaluation and renewal

Authored by Jack Pachuta

The kit is a system for recording the attitudes and beliefs that people exhibit within an organization. It is designed to be incorporated into a larger program about organizational culture, change management or team building.

The instrument is based upon the ranking of 19 statements that give a perspective of how a culture functions, and can be completed and scored in 10 to 12 minutes.

What it does:

* It is a vehicle to start the process of organizational evaluation and improvement.

* It can enable a facilitator to make comparisons among various departments and functions.

What it does NOT do:

* It does not attempt to over-complicate the evaluation process or delineate everything about culture.

* It does not give an "instantaneous" plan for improvement. It must be used in a collaborative environment in which results are interpreted.

The analysis defines an organization in terms of three cultures:

* CONTROL - This culture is based on power and position. Dominant personalities are rewarded, promoted.

* COMMUNICATIONS - This culture downplays job titles and job descriptions in favor of open communications.

* CONTENTMENT - Managers and executives in this culture are totally agreeable to operating in the same way they have always operated. Very few new ideas are implemented.

The Cultural Analysis is laid out in a four-page format that can be easily reproduced. Plus, four pages of Facilitator Instructions are included, as well as three Workbook pages that can be handed out to participants or included in a larger document.

The kit also provides instructions for designing an interactive program leading to an action plan. It is the perfect lead-in to a more-extensive planning session for organization improvement and renewal.

Purchase includes unlimited reproduction rights for one year.


Publication Date:
2010-07-20
ISBN/EAN13:
1888475137 / 9781888475135
Page Count:
24
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Language:
English
Color:
Full Color
Related Categories:
Business & Economics / Development / Sustainable Development




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