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Inside Microsoft's cultural reinvention

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Inside Microsoft's cultural reinvention

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Make work better.How can we fix work? Each week we chat to scientists and experts to improve our jobs. The book of the show - The Joy of Work is a UK top 10 bestseller: amzn.to/2zsBuR8 Hosted by @brucedaisley. Contact the show

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When the biggest company in the world slipped from its throne how did a new CEO try to rescue it using culture. What did Satya Nadella do? How did it succeed, how did it fail? What can any of us do to change our company culture?Download the PDF of the episode's lessons.This episode draws on the outstanding paper by Herminia Ibarra, Aneeta Rattan and Anna Johnston from London Business School.Here's the famous cartoon about Microsoft (vs other tech firms of the time)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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