vii) Cultural Flexibility

Cultural flexibility within the organisation - in some organisations, people are prone to being threatened by groups that work differently, and prefer that

"things should be done the way we have always done them".

This affects both the transitional team members, who find themselves implicitly battling to prove there is another way, and the rest of the organisation which may think differently from the transitional team. This is closely related to tolerance. Tolerant organisations recognize that they are a loose confederacy of sorts. While there exists a mainstream business focus and style, they accept that different parts of the organisation have different market opportunities and operate by somewhat different norms. This tolerance is a key feature that makes some organisations more adaptable; they are continually experimenting


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