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Cultural Entropy

Entropy exists to some degree in almost every system, including inside our organizations.

Cultural entropy quite simply put, is the dysfunctional energy within an organization.

Cultural Entropy requires an extra boost of energy to overcome this dysfunction to meet performance expectations set by leadership.

We have all come across some level of it within our organizations, that useless feeling of spending unnecessary energy on something that isn’t contributing to the bottom-line results.

When cultural entropy is high, the energy available for value-added work decreases, and performance is low. The opposite is also true. When cultural entropy is low, the energy for value added work increases, and performance is high.

So, how can leadership keep cultural entropy levels low?

Read more in CoreNet Global Report’s article “Cultural Entropy” by Kelly Baughman.

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