Research Report

A duty to care? Evidence of the importance of organisational culture to effective governance and leadership

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A duty to care? Evidence of the importance of organisational culture to effective governance and leadership

Published July 2016

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Our report explores the purpose and value of culture, the measurement and reporting of cultural issues, and the impact on employee well-being, engagement and performance. It also contributes to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) research into the evolution of the corporate governance code and the development of new approaches to governing more effectively on cultural issues.

'Organisation culture is one of the hardest attributes of an organisation to
articulate and measure, but also one of the most important and valuable.'

Content of the report

Foreword
Executive summary
Overview: culture in organisations
Methodology
Findings
  • HR strategy and operations: building productive and engaging cultures
  • Leadership and communication of organisational culture, values and behaviours
  • Engagement, employee voice and employee relations
  • Contextual factors: economy, diversity and technology

Discussion
Conclusion and recommendations
References

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