What IS the Right Culture?

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Normally, it’s hard not to read articles on workplace culture. The Yahoo! mandate to end telework and return to the workplace has sparked a tidal wave of such commentary. All of these articles invariably discuss the right culture, which of course begs the question, “What IS the right culture?”

To me, that’s an extremely open and subjective question.

It’s amusing to read the social media marketing and masthead bloggers take this topic on. They almost always leads to a mandate for an open transparent culture that’s fully interactive with everyone weighing in. “This is social business, the heart of the 21st century enterprise!”

What’s good for the social media company is not necessarily true for real world businesses.
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