Daily Archives: Thursday March 19th, 2020

Coronavirus, handshake, and organizational culture

Coronavirus, handshake, and organizational culture

A funny but profound thing happened a week ago in the Netherlands. Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, ended up his press conference announcing the ‘no handshake policy’ with… a handshake. This is a wonderful metaphor (and a great clip to use in your presentations, dear OD consultants!) for the relationship between official organizational policies and organizational habits. And comedy…

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