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The Positive Culture Book

Positive organizations are better at change, more innovative, competitive, profitable, and also contributing more to the world.
If you influence one person, one interaction at a time, you contribute to positive change!

This practical and well-researched Positive Culture Book focuses on what you can personally do to develop a positive culture, whether you have a leadership position or not. Based on renowned models and research, you'll see how to engage your co-workers with Interaction Interventions or Change Circles, so that people and performance can thrive.

Would you like to change the organization where you work? Do you need more engagement? Better results? Faster innovation? A meaningful contribution…? Does it matter what you do?

Author Marcella Bremer says: "What strikes me is that even managers often think they cannot change their organizations. I remember an executive team that felt defeated by an acquisition and now obeyed an international headquarters. They persisted in their victimhood: Things happened to them, and they couldn’t change anything.

Change always starts within ourselves - by seeing it differently and next, doing something different. This last group of middle managers urged me to look for Interaction Interventions that you can do anyway - regardless of your position, without needing permission or resources. (In addition to the Change Circles I had developed earlier to engage all employees to change).

We long for a world and a workplace where we matter. Most of us would love to work hard for a shared, meaningful purpose and contribute to the greater good. We yearn for possibilities - what if the positive potential we hope for could come true? We long for connection and are wired to collaborate. We thrive if we keep on learning and experience sufficient autonomy. That’s why we need to transform our organizations."

Does your organization need to be more innovative, competitive, agile, and productive? As a leader, you can develop a positive culture to help people and performance thrive.
Do you hate going to work on Monday? As an employee, you can influence your boss, co-workers, and clients by positive interactions (or find a better place to thrive). Remember: one candle can light a room.
Do your clients wear you out? As a consultant or coach - you can help them develop a positive, productive culture.

The fascinating research on positive organizations shows what can happen if you develop a positive culture, based on a positive organic mental map. People and performance start to thrive!
This book is for leaders and employees, for colleagues and clients, for consultants and coaches.

Guide to the Positive Culture Book

  • Part 1 is the WHAT and the why of developing a positive, productive culture.
  • Part 2 is about WHO: your personal preparation. This is a “must-do” to be the change you wish to see and to embody the positive-organic mindset that helps to develop a positive organization.
  • In Part 3, we’ll look at HOW with Interaction Interventions: what you can do to make the culture more positive, regardless of your position, without needing permission or resources. You can change your interactions to be “the candle that lights the room” - maybe together with a few allies.
  • Part 4 shows HOW to engage the whole organization in Change Circles and deliberately work on developing a positive culture.

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Praise for the Positive Culture Book:

Marcella does an excellent job of explaining organizational culture and how to make it more positive. This is among the most comprehensive approaches to culture diagnosis and change that have been published, including many positive practices.
Kim Cameron, William Russell Professor of Management & Organizations, Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education, School of Education, University of Michigan

This book is brimming with wisdom and inspiration. It is a highly valuable resource for leaders and change agents in any kind of organization who care about making positive culture a reality.
Jane E. Dutton, Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Business Administration and Psychology, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Often writing about cultural change is long on conceptual frameworks but falls short when it comes to tactical guidance. This one covers the whole spectrum in ways few others do. This is a resource you’ll refer to over and over.
Daryl Conner, consultant, author and mentor to the change profession

Marcella Bremer knows culture. Her work over the years with OCAI has been prodigious and now coupling that with positive leadership takes the study and practice of culture to a new level.
Steve Gladis, Ph.D., author of Positive Leadership, The Game Changer at Work

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