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Three Cultures You Need to Know: Connection, Control, and Indifference

What type of culture are you in right now? I believe you can decode a culture by looking at the predominant attitudes, uses of language, and behaviors. As we explore what it takes to establish and strengthen connection cultures, it is instructive to understand how cultures differ in ways that affect the health and performance of individuals and organizations.

There are primarily three types of relational cultures: cultures of control, cultures of indifference, and cultures of connection. The first two have the effect of disconnecting people and organizations. Let’s start with those.

Cultures of Control

In cultures of control, people with power, influence, and status rule ...

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