“Culture eats strategy for breakfast (or lunch)” according to Peter Drucker; but is it fast food or a long leisurely lunch?
Certainly links between culture and clock speed do exist and exploring the connections between clock speeds, culture, technical discipline and markets are interesting ones.
In this, the first of a series of three podcasts, Allison Haitz talks to Cameron Begley in Canberra, Australia, of his experience in both industrial and academic R&D management settings. Given that industrial and R&D clock speeds within the same organisation may be different, the importance of recognising and acknowledging this is discussed.
Drawing on his international R&D management experience, Cameron shares his observations of R&D culture from a range of different organisations. Organisational cultures, the nature and active benefit of R&D subcultures within organisations and whether skunkworks* have a place are explored.
- Podcast 1: Introducing Culture and Clock Speed
- Podcast 2: Management, Leadership and Balance
- Podcast 3: Equilibrium, academics and policies.
If you are having difficulties with the player above you can listen on Soundcloud here.
Post by Allison Haitz
*A skunkworks project is a project developed by a small and loosely structured group of people who research and develop a project primarily for the sake of radical innovation. The term originated with Lockheed’s World War II Skunk Works project. (thank you Wikipedia!)