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Can You Audit Corporate Culture?

Jose Tabuena | May 29, 2013

Corporate culture, like an individual's personality, is an amorphous quality that exerts a powerful influence over all behaviors and actions.

Every compliance officer agrees that culture is important and works to improve the culture and ethical aspects of the company. Yet for all of its implied significance, culture is often viewed as a soft issue that leaders aren't sure how to address.

Academics define corporate culture as the organization's values, visions, norms, working language, systems, symbols, beliefs, and habits. Organizational culture affects the way people and groups interact with each other, with clients, and with stakeholders. Although a company may have its own unique culture, in larger organizations, there are diverse and sometimes conflicting subcultures that co-exist... To get the full story, subscribe now.