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The Workplace Culture You Want

Posted April 8, 2020 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Business Technology Journal
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Culture is defined by the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular social group. Workplace culture is the environment that you create for your employees. This includes the mix of organizational leadership, values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors, and attitudes that contribute to the emotional and relational environment of the workplace. The authors define six drivers that determine the culture of a workplace and provide insight on how these drivers interact to create an environment that is either enabling and energizing or toxic and debilitating, with an extended discussion of the perceived value of people and teams.
About The Author
Steve McMenamin
Steve McMenamin was Senior VP and CIO at Hawaiian Electric Company prior to becoming a Principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild. He also held executive positions at Borland Software, BEA Systems, and Southern California Edison Company. Mr. McMenamin was coauthor with John Palmer of the book Essential Systems Analysis, where he introduced the concepts of essence and business event modelling. He passed away on 20 November 2019.
Tom DeMarco
Tom DeMarco is a Cutter Consortium Fellow. He served on the Editorial Board of Cutter IT Journal (now Cutter Business Technology Journal) for more than 2 decades. Tom has been a frequent keynoter and moderator at Cutter Summits. Mr. DeMarco is a principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild. He was the winner of the 1986 Warnier Prize for "lifetime contribution to the field of computing" and the 1999 Wayne Stevens Prize for "contribution to software… Read More
Peter Hruschka
Peter Hruschka is a Principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild. As a trainer and consultant, he concentrates on business analysis, requirements engineering, and system and software architectures, preferably in the embedded world. Mr. Hruschka loves to be involved in developing products that combine software with hardware, electrical, and mechanical components – thus creating interesting systems in domains like medical systems, automotive,… Read More
Tim Lister
 Tim Lister is a Fellow of the Cutter Business Technology Council and a Senior Consultant with Cutter’s Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies and Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practices. He is also a frequent keynoter and moderator of the Cutter Summit. Mr. Lister, who has more than 40 years of professional software development experience, consults, trains, and lectures at enterprises worldwide. He… Read More
James Robertson
James Robertson is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practice and a Principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild. He currently advises companies on how to adapt modern software development techniques to fit specific projects and how to effectively transfer the new technologies to the software developers within the organization. Recently, his research has focused on the development of … Read More
Suzanne Robertson
Suzanne Robertson is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practice. She is also Principal and founder of the Atlantic Systems Guild. Ms. Robertson’s work includes research and consulting on the management, sociological, and technological aspects of requirements. Volere, the product of her research, is a complete requirements process and template for assessing requirements quality and… Read More
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