I have been engaged recently with an organisation that is very traditionally aligned with the cultural values it was established in. As this organisation has a global presence and is doing business in Australia some challenges
have emerged in terms of values and behaviours. Finding the balance between the corporate culture which is influenced by the national culture it originated from and the local culture here has not been easy. A major issue for the organisation is updating
its leadership and management practices to meet the challenges and demands of a constantly changing world.
This situation highlights the importance of developing talented people who have the agility to operate and manage at different levels within the organisation. They need to be able to manage up and find ways to work with an older management style and
at the same time become leaders of change by managing the staff below them in a newer, more modern style that will enable the organisation to survive and thrive in this VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world.