Organizations have personalities just like people do. Very similar organizations here in Michigan like Burger King and McDonald’s or Ford Motor Company and General Motors are very different in culture, climate and processes. Of course it is the people of each company that make up the company’s personality; but differences also include the vision, the mission, beliefs and values.
It is through organizational communication as a transactional activity that shapes the personality of each company or business. The people and the message are integral to what the company might define as the brand. Relationships indeed are the true foundation of what makes up the day-to-day business environment. But it is how the relationships collectively adjust to changes and adapt to new concepts that determine business success.
For example, Eastman Kodak’s inability to catch up and compete in digital photography has created huge problems for the film and camera manufacturing icon. Yet, at the same time, Taco Bell has created new presence within the highly competitive fast food arena and has put together a new breakfast menu to help rebuild its success. How people react as a company makes a huge difference in this competitive economy.
Putting the Carnegie Basics into the culture and daily activity of a company makes every organization better. These simple strategies, from the powerful best seller, How to Win Friends and Influence People, have truly become current and essential principles in 2012. These four factors help play a major role in how organizations react to challenge:
- Get out of any mental rut with new thoughts, visions, ambitions and ideas.
- Increase the ability to get things done.
- Create enthusiasm within your teams.
- Positive influence helps win friends, clients, and customers.
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