Organizational Culture Change Through Liminality: Prof.Jennifer Howard-Grenville

Season 2, Episode 2,  Aug 27, 2020, 09:27 AM

Hi, and welcome The Decoding Culture Podcast.
 
The podcast focuses on the importance that culture plays in all areas of business and society; from how it shapes organisations, work and leadership to how it influences consumer experience, innovation, design and larger societal trends. 
 
My name is John Curran and I am your host. I am a business anthropologist, executive coach and CEO of JC & Associates which is a consultancy that helps businesses develop better working cultures and relationships with their consumers.
 
You might have noticed that in two of my previous podcast episodes I have interviewed academics from business schools. The reason for this is that I am interested in how some of these academic institutions use anthropological theory as a means of developing business models. 
In Part 2 of my conversation with Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville who is the Diageo Professor of Organisation Studies, Cambridge Judge Business School, at Cambridge University we develop further the concept of organisational culture. We discuss Professor Howard-Grenville’s use of the anthropological theory called liminality as a process for culture change in organisations. We also discuss what the future of work and office might look like post pandemic. 
 
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