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Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform The Way You Lead by Charlene Li

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Chapter 10. HOW OPENNESS TRANSFORMS ORGANIZATIONS

At this point, I hope you have a better understanding of what it means to be an open leader and how openness can benefit your organization. But as you ponder the prospect of being more open, you may be thinking that there is no way you could see your organization becoming more open. There are just too many obstacles, entrenched values, and cherished rituals to allow for change. What I'm talking about is that immovable mass called the company culture that likely stands in the way of being open.

T. E. Deal and A. A. Kennedy's classic Corporate Cultures defined organizational culture as "the way things get done around here," a reflection of the "specific collection of values and norms that are shared ...

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