Monday, July 12, 2021


The scientific aspect of culture makes invisible culture visible, informative and measurable, so organizations can accelerate their performance with strategic coherence, technological touch and system resilience.

It is a continuously changing world, and no organization can afford to stick to its old ways of doing things. Organizational culture is a set of shared mental assumptions that guide interpretation and action in organizations by defining appropriate mindset, attitudes, or behavior for various situations.

 Culture is a soft success factor of the company. There is science behind culture, and culture change takes scientific discipline. Culture is a significant discipline of human science

Scientific inquiry about culture -hardening the soft to make intangible tangible: Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. The 'hard' sciences claim objectivity by way of structured methods and empirical data sets of culture assessment and measurement. Culture is collective mindset from a neurological perspective; or Culture is the DNA of the organization from a biological perspective; Soft science such as anthropology or sociology enable us to understand culture as a phenomenon as a collective attitude or behavior, that either drives societal change or causes change inertia.

In methodology, culture is related to the degree of process transparency or collective human behavior patterns. Science is inquisitive to know about our being. We have a need to now transcend the paradigm of modern scientific inquiry which necessarily includes the metaphysical questions regarding being and existence. The scientific inquiry of culture necessitates an approach which is transdisciplinary, theoretical and practical to argue culture as thought hint or learning residue. More broadly speaking, culture is about how well humans as collective beings get along or work together. By making inquiry, debating and improving culture, we can push towards the next stage of culture evolution - that enables the large collective of people to think advancely; communicate empathetically and work harmoniously to achieve common vision.

Role-modeling culture as leadership science; STEM theme in digital culture toning: The spirit comes from the top. Usually, culture represents the personality of top business leaders. Leading by example is the most effective way to role-model a desired culture and achieve the goals. How goes leadership, so goes the culture. Leadership is a soft science which involves taking a structural approach to understand, assess and recognize the current culture. Without this, you run the risk of invalidating the current culture and everything that is working. If cultures are outdated, as a leader, you have to show character and be a role model. Thinking about culture as a science allows business leaders and professionals to discover attitude or behavior patterns, applying scientific methods or tools to set good policies, fine tune organizational structures and encourage desired culture. Ultimately, any so-called leader will have the responsibility and accountability for creating and maintaining a healthy culture which is solution-focused, synergistic, and highly productive.

In the globalized business environment, very often people of various nations/cultures are in various facets/functions. Hard technologies create a soft touch for shaping a culture of learning, change, and innovation. STEM-enabled platforms or apps enable people who are located across geographical boundaries to learn and share knowledge, make people feel better about themselves, employees feel more meaningful about their work; customers have a delightful experience, and shareholders are satisfied with what the business has achieved. Culture is intangible; a next evolutionary step from an annual cultural assessment would be to identify important metrics for assessing cultural health and bake measurement and reaction to them into the business system.

Culture as the “air in the business or societal environment “via ecological scientific lens: Science is what we know for sure, it can be proven through existing laws of the natural world. If there are a group of people working together, culture is formed consciously or subconsciously. Enterprises have always been part of simple and complex ecosystems, the organization and its ecosystem are open, nonlinear, dynamic, and adaptive. There are numerous types of cultures or subcultures co-existing, like all those invisible chemical elements in the air, we need to keep it clean and fresh. Perhaps no single individual is capable of truly understanding the bigger picture of the ecosystem we live in, mixing hard and soft, based on concrete evidence and reflective on the process itself. Science becomes a hard discipline to develop a culture framework with clearly-defined values and specific expected behaviors, for building necessary process, structure or performance & rewards to shape a set of desired culture. Not only does this increase visibility, but it removes the stigma of cultural considerations as "soft."

Believe it or not, culture is invisible, but often it’s one of the most critical pieces of problem-solving. Behind every problem is a relationship dynamic out of alignment. Culture is the very clue for understanding the business texture - interconnectivity of systems and relationship dynamics for both identifying the real issues and solving them smoothly. If you are truly interested in culture change then you need to understand how cultures evolve to dramatically accelerate the process and to increase the likelihood of sustainable culture change. Aligning the organization’s policy, procedure, and communication with these principles can support positive cultural shifts either within an organization or across the ecological environment.

Corporate culture should be a business 'app,' in that if you can rally an entire organization around operationalized value positioning, everyone can apply it each day as part of business performance. The scientific aspect of culture makes invisible culture visible, informative and measurable, so organizations can accelerate their performance with strategic coherence, technological touch and system resilience.


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