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gothamCulture’s team is made up of experienced organizational development and change management consultants. Through our blog, we hope to share our knowledge and passion for helping clients navigate change. We aim to heighten the discussion of organizational culture, strategy and leadership with articles grounded in our own experience and expertise. Over the years, we’ve found Read More…

An App Alone Can’t Fix Your Organizational Culture

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In a world where we’ve been saying “there’s an app for that” for years, it follows that many assume the same is true when it comes to organizational culture and employee engagement. And sure enough, there are plenty of apps that claim to do that. They promise real-time feedback from your organization, ranging from capturing Read More…

How to Overcome Massive Change: Lessons from Synchrony Financial

How to Overcome Massive Change: Lessons from Synchrony Financial

It’s been quite a journey. When Margaret Keane was working as a debt collector at Citibank for $5.50 an hour, she had no idea that she would someday become the second woman in history to run a bank valued at more than $20 billion. After a 16-year career at Citi, Margaret was recruited by GE Capital. Read More…

Mergers Aren’t Marriages: A New Perspective On M&A Integration

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Many in the industry believe the best way to integrate organizations post M&A is to take the best of both cultures, and build a combined 50-50 partnership. They say it’s the “right thing to do”. It’s how we show homage and respect to the legacy organization. But this strategy of integrating two cultures may not Read More…

How to Change Your Organization Without Losing Your Structure

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One of the easiest ways to create chaos in your workplace is to announce a major change. Change is often necessary, but if it’s enacted poorly or too broadly, it can cause the well-worn structure of a business to break down almost completely. As a business leader, you may dread change for this very reason. Read More…

Process Improvement and the Benefits of Lean Methodology

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These days, information moves at the speed of light. We live in a world that is more technologically enabled than ever before. Yet despite all our conveniences, we struggle. We should have all the tools we need at our fingertips, so why does maintaining control and setting strategic direction of an organization still seem so Read More…

A Survival Guide for Middle Managers (and the Zombie Apocalypse)

Stuck in the Middle With You: A Middle Manager’s Survival Guide

Early in your career, it’s the next rung of the ladder as you climb your way to CEO. With more experience, it’s likely remembered as a pivotal time in your development as a leader. Middle management positions have undoubtedly been a tough career milestone for many throughout the decades. These rising leaders are tasked with Read More…

One Critical Lesson From the 2016 Primaries and Party Culture

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“Politics is tricky; it cuts both ways. Every time you make a choice, it has unintended consequences.” – Stone Gossard Talking politics is always a touchy subject, but as we look at the current primary season from an organizational view, leaving the politics of it aside, we have some very interesting issues going on in Read More…

How Great Leaders Manage Underperforming Teams

How Great Leaders Manage Underperforming Teams

Congratulations! You’ve earned a reputation as a highly effective leader. Now, your organization has thanked you by giving you a challenging new assignment that no one else can seem to figure out. You’ve been assigned to lead a team that has a track record for underperforming, and it’s your mission to get things turned around. Read More…

The Power of Pattern Disruption as a Vehicle for Change

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Every day, billions of people around the world wake up to a daily routine. Take a shower. Get dressed. Grab their favorite double tall latte from Starbucks on their way to work. Humans are creatures of habit. Some more than others, of course. And while some patterns have positive impact on our lives, like scheduled Read More…

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