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Financial Times: Culture change, CLO training survey, school diversity


Dr Robert Wardrop, Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice at Cambridge Judge Business School, responded to Andrew Hill’s management challenge. Andrew was asking to send him ‘any examples of cultural or structural change programmes gone wrong, and how you might put them right.’

Robert suggested re-reading The Gift, an “enduring anthropology classic” by sociologist Marcel Mauss. “The punch-line is that there is no free gift, as the gift creates an obligation on the part of the recipient to reciprocate,” he said. “Rather than prohibit gifts, I propose a policy obligating managers to record gifts in an open access register of gifts. My bet is that most managers would rather not accept a gift than have it recorded for all to see.” (subs)

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