Optimizing the power of people.
What Business Leaders Say
“The thing I have learned at IBM is that culture is everything.” Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. former CEO, IBM
What We Provide
MDI provides a unique set of internet based assessment tools
that accurately measure an organization's culture by identifying
strengths that can be capitalized and propagated and possible
blind spots that are adversely impacting performance and
effectiveness. Key areas MDI examines in its cultural assessments
Our activities include:
Pinpointing the root causes behind organizational strengths and
Creating programs and guiding cultural change, the behavior of the
organization, and its level of performance.
Working with leaders to leverage organizational strengths and
counteract causes of poor performance.
Establishing ongoing measurements for maintaining a high performing
“Strategy matters, no doubt. But without a winning culture to drive it forward your strategy takes you nowhere.”
Harvard Business Review, January, 2008
"New Leaders who come into an organization prepared to 'shake things up' and institute sweeping changes, often experience resistance
to change and failure. Difficulties with organizational transformation arise from failures to analyze an organization's existing culture."
Edgar Schein, Professor of Management, MIT
"If a strategy or directive doesn't mesh with the beliefs about 'how things get done around here,' then the culture will simply reject it."
John McGuire, Center for Creative Leadership
"I'm surprised by the number of companies that ignore culture completely. That's simply bad business. Companies like Southwest,
SAS, GE, Intel and others have proven that a winning culture can be a bottom line business advantage."
Angelo Kinicki, Professor of Management, Arizona State University
The values operating within the organization that are driving
beliefs and shaping behavior,
If appropriate, we assist in creating road maps that can help affect and
measure positive change. We guide you in your culture change program,
helping you avoid stumbling blocks and working with your staff to unleash
IT Organization Culture
Culture drives performance. It is the pivotal and invisible cause
behind effective performance or the realization of something
less. Culture is the shared and learned systems of values,
beliefs and attitudes that shape and influence the perception
and behavior of people. Understanding Culture provides insight
into organizational behavior and its positive or negative
Culture is always changing. As people change, so does
organizational culture. New hires, promotions, organizational
and environmental changes and new or modified work
procedures all impact culture. To maintain effectiveness,
organizations need to periodically monitor organization culture
to ensure that desired cultural characteristics are being
maintained. MDI internet based assessment tools are well
suited to help clients periodically monitor organizational
culture and ensure its continued positive impact on
performance and effectiveness.
Products & Services
The vehicles actively transmitting knowledge and influencing
behavior and organizational identity,
The dominant work styles reinforcing and shaping behavior,
The directional impact culture is having on the organization --
whether the organization is moving towards growth or