Culture

Crisis and Culture

The crisis endured by the citizens of KZN and Gauteng last week revealed that we still have a long road...

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Are culture surveys a waste of time?

We know it’s odd for us to say so, but unfortunately they mostly are a waste of time. Here's three reasons...

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What is good culture?

At Appletree, we believe that good culture is good business. But what do we mean by ‘good culture’? When we...

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Family vs. High Performing Sports Team

Many organisations use the term ‘family environment’ to depict the employee experience. These environments at their core value people and...

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Communication eats culture for breakfast

Peter Drucker coined the term ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’, suggesting that brilliant execution is more important than a brilliant...

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The Culture of Conversation

2017 proved to be a significant year for me and my involvement in rugby. In preparing for my wedding my...

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The Power of Story

The American novelist Ursula Le Guin said, “Words are events, they do things, change things. Words transform both speaker and...

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The Importance of Organisational Culture: 5 Reasons Why You Should Focus on Company Culture

Culture is the glue of society. When culture is missing, things fall apart. A mere 13% of employees worldwide say they’re...

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Diversity (and its silent enemy, Shame)

When I was around the age of 8 or 9, I experienced shame. There was one thing about my dad...

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4 Ways To Create A Great Organizational Culture

My university Philosophy professor once posed an interesting question to the class. If you compare a jumbo jet and a...

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