Duration: 6 hours
Dates: To be confirmed
Course Fee: £195
Organisational Culture for Technology Companies
In a business environment plagued by uncertainty and an industry characterised by constant change, organisational culture offers a means of organising your Tech company in a manner that creates both meaning and value. Organisational culture is such a key component of a growing business, that the Harvard Business Review consistently centres the concept in discussions around success.
This course is designed to facilitate understanding of the cultural aspects of your business that can either help or hinder success and growth. Participants will learn what the key components are in building successful organisational cultures, with an emphasis on talent, diversity and inclusion, and scaling. It also includes practical measures which you can implement in your organisation.
By the end of the course you will be able to;
- Articulate what organisational culture is;
- Explain why organisational culture is important for Tech companies;
- Identify what factors make up an organisation’s culture;
- Explain ways in which we can measure organisational culture in Tech firms;
- Identify links between organisational culture and the measures of a Tech firm’s success;
- Understand how an appropriate organisational culture can ensure the survival of an organisation in a post-COVID world;
- Identify the resources required to achieve a Tech firm’s desired organisational culture.
In addition to standard lecturing during sessions, you can also expect:
- Ask the expert – For a limited time prior to the course, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the expert facilitator. It is recommended that participants use this opportunity as a means of translating the course content into practical application by relating the course content to everyday problems they face.
- Discussions – We leverage online teaching technologies to create safe spaces for group discussions with other course participants. These breakout sessions enrich the learning experience through the sharing of unique perceptions and interpretations of the subject-matter.
- Interactive quizzes and polls – We use tools like Mentimeter to facilitate real-time engagement with the course content. Your facilitator will ask stimulating questions and pose interesting scenarios during the session to which you will have the opportunity to thinks about and respond to.
- Real-world case studies – This course combines sound theoretical frameworks that are supported by the latest research with insights from industry. During these sessions your facilitator will present analyses of real-world examples and offer an opportunity to respond to them.
- Supplementary materials – In addition to the course content used during the instruction of this course, participants will also be provided with supplementary materials that can be explored in their own time. These will include reading lists, additional case studies, and curated free resources.
We believe this method of instruction enables participants to apply organisational culture insights from both the existing research and real-world examples to their own contexts. Through the acquisition of these skills, we are confident that participants will be able to use organisational culture as a means for creating meaning and value in their organisations.
Who is this course for?
Persons most likely to benefit from attending this course include Entrepreneurs and Founders with a technical background who would like to expand their knowledge on essential non-technical aspects of growing a business. Additionally, individuals who have an active role to play in the sustainable scaling of a Tech business and would like to do so by building on a healthy organisational culture will also find this course particularly insightful.
Dr Clif Lewis
Meet your tutor
Hi! I’m Clif. I’m Principal Psychologist at the boutique consulting firm LBVC, I teach leadership, diversity, and People analytics internationally, and I serve on several startup advisory boards. My day job involves leading projects designed to give startups and SMEs access to People Science, which would otherwise be restricted to companies that can afford large HR Departments and expensive consultants. I typically focus on developing organisational infrastructure, which doesn’t look the same in every organisation. Sometimes it requires policy development and process automation, and other times it might require coaching leadership and improving inclusion.
I hold a PhD from the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London, registration as I/O Psychologist in South Africa and the United Kingdom, as well as accreditation as Chartered HR Professional. I am a published author in the fields of psychology, business, and law, and collaborate with co-authors in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.