Author: Dave Hanna

Integrating local values into your company’s corporate culture is crucial to strategic success in a global marketplace

Where can corporate culture and national cultures meet?

Integrating local values into your company’s corporate culture is crucial to strategic success in a global marketplace, writes Dave Hanna As more and more companies expand their reach across today’s global marketplace, many of them are coming face to face with the differences between their corporate culture (“how we do […]

Sometimes, uncomfortable changes are necessary to create a high performance culture

4 steps to creating a high performance culture

Sometimes, uncomfortable changes are necessary to create a high performance culture, writes Dave Hanna A HR manager in Germany, Herbert, was doing a community wage survey and had just finished his interview with Frank, his counterpart at a pen manufacturer. During the interview, Frank mentioned they had been having a terrible […]

Many partnering opportunities fall short of their potential because of differences – different goals, different cultural norms, different business systems, different national attitudes – to name a few

Business partnerships vs competitors: what road to take?

If business partners approach each other as real allies rather than enemies, both can become more competitive in the marketplace, writes Dave Hanna Today’s global marketplace offers a multitude of opportunities for different players to collaborate in business ventures. Business partnerships, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cross-functional teamwork, […]

The challenge for HR professionals wanting to drive culture change is in equipping themselves with the knowledge and competencies to be skilful and engaging business partners.

HR as a partner in culture change

Leader–HR professional partnerships can be key to achieving the culture change that moves a business forward, writes Dave Hanna When organisations successfully implement culture change to become more competitive, more innovative or less bureaucratic, it is usually the business leader who earns praise for the transformation. Thus, the public celebrates […]