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Carolyn Taylor’s book Walking the Talk (Random House, 2005) explains workplace culture in terms of three useful manifestations; behaviours, systems and symbols. Useful because they can be listed, described, included in school-based policies, and audited.

The links below lead to examples of each aspect of culture and an article explaining how to establish and maintain a highly functioning workplace culture.

Beliefs & attitudes

(What we do)

(What you see)

(Our guidance)

The 3 nested cultures

In this model, the core culture of high efficacy and development is nurtured by the culture of high morale which, in turn, is protected by the culture of trust & safety. Follow the links below to learn more about each culture.

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