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Culture Shock: A Handbook For 21st Century Business

ISBN: 978-1-118-31243-8
288 pages
October 2012, Capstone
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Will McInnes has nailed it. Inspiring and comprehensive, Culture Shock is aspirational future thinking with its feet firmly on the ground’
Jemima Kiss, Digital Media correspondent, The Guardian


Join the work-place revolution

There's a revolution afoot . . . don't be left behind. A new dawn has broken. Business has changed profoundly—fueled by aggressively advancing technology and a volatile global economy. So why has most business culture remained unchanged? Most organizations are closed, secretive, siloed, slow to change, and deeply hierarchical. It's time to shock these cultures. Let's burn up the old and start something new.

The wonderfully inspiring Will McInnes is here to make a change—he wants us all to work in places that are supportive, open, conducive to creativity, motivating, and fun. In this book he maps out brilliant ways to create an uplifting work culture. Learn to create a more open, democratic, and productive workplace

  • Packed with real-world examples and backed up by facts
  • Step-by-step, practical framework with actionable tasks to help you transform the way you work for the better
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Foreword vii

Introduction 1

Chapter One: Purpose and Meaning 5

Chapter Two: Democracy and Empowerment 31

Chapter Three: Progressive People 67

Chapter Four: Conscious Leadership 101

Chapter Five: Organizational Openness 129

Chapter Six: Change Velocity 161

Chapter Seven: Tech DNA 197

Chapter Eight: Fair Finances 227

Conclusion 261

Acknowledgements 267

About Will McInnes 271

Index 273

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'An inspiring and provocative read. This is a story that needed to be told, a timely lesson in the value of openness.’ (FS tech, August 2012)
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September 01, 2012
Culture Shock: A Handbook for 21st Century Business

The wonderfully inspiring Will McInnes (co-founder and managing director of Nixon McInnes) is here to make a change—he wants us all to work in places that are supportive, open, conducive to creativity, motivating, and fun. In Culture Shock he maps out brilliant ways to create an uplifting work culture. And the buzz has already begun. Will reached out through the social web whilst writing the book and crowd sourced feedback and contributions. Culture Shock is already a passion for many.

Culture Shock provides a single-shot update into the culture of revolutionary businesses to provide actionable insights for those that know intuitively that business can be fundamentally good as well as highly profitable. Its values are Connectedness, Openness, Participation, Happiness and Simplicity. Both practical and inspirational, Culture Shock is a  straight-talking handbook for understanding, moulding and implementing  a 21st Century business model and creating a more open, more democratic and more productive workplace. Packed with real-world examples and presented in a step-by-step, practical framework, Culture Shock is an inspiring and actionable guide to the practices and potential of revolutionary Social Businesses in the 21st century.

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