Developing a Positive Culture where People and Performance Thrive
By: Marcella Bremer
Motivational Press, 2018
Many times, managers or organizational consultants, Change or Development, forget the “O” part of their role. Marcella’s book, Developing a Positive Culture where People and Performance Thrive, puts us squarely back on target. So, what is the culture and how is it serving the overall objectives of the organization? Marcella want us to seek out, understand and embed the value culture has to an organization as a key critical success factor, to the efforts of employees, consultants, and all stakeholders.
Also she helps us seek, in her book, not just any culture. We should strive for a positive one.
Providing us methods, tools, approaches, Marcella encourages us to apply both the Competing Values Framework to assess change and the wonderful positive work of Seligmann and Cameron to asses and build. She also provides a free workbook to support the planning and execution of her recommendations.
She reminds us that we have to be the change and provides questions for our personal and organizational consideration. She also applies Ken Wilber’s work on Integral Thinking and Beck & Cowan’s work on Spiral Dynamics, for example, providing useful lenses and tools for assessment and intervention. I look forward to book 2.
Marcella’s site: www.positive-culture.com