How do you define a firm's culture? Culture is the sum total of all the "this is the way we do it." But it's not just about how a firm approves business-development expenditures or whether it is boisterous or reserved. More broadly, culture is about how people work together — it's about teamwork. Analyzing a firm in terms of a five-step model for creating effective teamwork — with a focus on dominant problem-solving style — does more than label its culture as good or bad; it provides a framework for understanding what isn't quite working and how to fix it.
Anne Collier is dedicated to improving culture, collaboration and communication. Her work guides clients to discover a fresh perspective and appreciation of others through proven assessment tools. She's developed well-regarded collaboration tools —the Arudia Win-Win Conversation Model and the Arudia Coaching Model. She is a published author and has created online courses to maximize impact. Collier is a Professional Certified Coach and has her JD from the University of Michigan Law School.
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