Responding to the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) request for evidence of the importance and value of corporate culture to business, and the role that boards plan in setting, managing and leading culture in organisations.  The CIPD explored the evidence for the importance of culture within organisations and at board level.

Our research, A duty to care? Evidence of the importance of organisational culture to effective governance and leadership, has gathered insights against a set of core questions proposed by the FRC, and thorough analysis illustrates the evidence in four key themes.

  • Leadership and communication of organisational cultures, values and behaviours
  • HR strategy and operations: building productive and engaging cultures 
  • Engagement, employee voice and employee relations 
  • Contextual factors: economy, diversity and technology 

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