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Changing Culture

Culture defines a globally accepted template for action within the organization, by its nature it exists to resist change. There is no aspect of an organization that is more difficult to change than the culture. An organization that has…  continue reading

A Strategic Approach to Food Quality & Traceability

Developed in conjuction with Delta Partners' strategic partner, Ithos Global, in this paper we outline the challenges faced by food and beverage producers as well as some steps they can take to turn the challenges they face into a…  continue reading

Organizational Culture vs Climate

A major reason why change management initiatives are ineffective stems from a common failure to distinguish adequately between organizational culture and organizational climate, which have different implications for overcoming…  continue reading

Demand Stress and Depression in the Workplace

As economic and demographic constraints require that we all "do more with less", there is a real risk that long-term demand and resource imbalances will create mental health implications for our workforce. In this white paper, Alcide…  continue reading

Measuring Employee Engagement: A Strategic Priority for Deputy Heads in the Canadian Public Service

Employee Engagement is a foundational element of Canadian Public Service Renewal and figures prominently in the more recent rounds of the Management Accountability Framework (MAF) assessment process. This paper discusses the use of the…  continue reading

Creating Order and Meaning During Organizational Chaos: Fall and Rise of the Learning Organization

A second eBook from Delta Partners consulting associate, Jim Taggart, in which he explores the concept of the Learning Organization against the backdrop of chaos and turmoil that impacts so many organizations in the early years of the…  continue reading

Building Effective Management and Leadership Practices to Enhance Organizational Innovation

This is a critical time for Canada, when the imperatives for change from global competition have escalated. In addition to newly industrialized countries (e.g., China, India, Brazil), the recent entry of what has been referred to as the…  continue reading