Case Studies and White Papers--Canada
The following case studies and white papers are written by Canadian authors. The white papers provide different perspectives of individual Human Synergistics products or the use of those products. The case studies follow a specific study of a Canadian organization that used Human Synergistics products to help transform the organization and/or its members.
If you would like to submit a case study, white paper or article that fits the above criteria, please contact Allan Stewart at Human Synergistics Canada.
Building a Safety Culture
Diagnostic Tool—Organization Culture Inventory™
Supplemental Tool—Organizational Effectiveness Inventory™
Other Tools—Leadership WorkStyles™, Leaderhsip/Impact™, Management/Impact™
This White Paper was originally written by Allan Stewart for the 2007 Conference for Nuclear Safety. At the time, the industry was coming to the realization that compliance legislation and industry-wide standards were simply not enough to ensure workplace safety. What is needed is a complete overall of the organization’s culture to ensure that everyone in the organization “lives and breaths” the values and philosophies of a Constructive Organizational Culture.
When Cultures Collide
Diagnostic Tool—Organizational Culture Inventory™
Whether it is a merger or a takeover, when two organizations join together to form one, a collision takes place that often has collateral damage. To minimize this damage, one or both of the original organizations spend ample time, effort and money to ensure that “numbers” of the emerging company work. And if the projected finances look good, then the merger/acquisition goes forward.
But, few bother to look at what will really makes the new company successful—the people. Very seldom does either organization contemplate “the human element” of a merger—will people from both of the original organizations be able to work together in a constructive culture?
Perfectionism vs. the Pursuit of Excellence
Diagnostic Tool--Life Styles Inventory™
Many people tend to confuse the term perfectionism with excellence or the pursuit of excellence.
While the terms are similar, they are miles apart in philosophy. Human Synergistics, Life Styles Inventory™ measures both. Perfectionism is assessed in the Perfectionistic Style, while the pursuit of excellence is measured in the Achievement Style. More than just a lesson in semantics, this article addresses the key differences between both styles and why it is important to move from one way of thinking to the other.