The Culture Gap: Solving the talent crisis in the public sector

In the last 20 years, the private sector has invested heavily in the culture of the workplace, but the public sector has failed to keep up. As a result, governments face a growing “culture gap” which will imperil their ability to replenish their talent.

Organizational culture is sometimes misconstrued as merely the perks a company offers, reducing the complex concept to what makes a company “cool.” It goes far beyond that. Organizational culture is the set of beliefs, values, and ideas that are learned and shared. Though often unspoken and implicit, culture determines how things get done. (For more in depth on organizational culture, pick up Corporate Culture and Performance by John Kotter and James Heskitt.)

This article was originally published by Meeting of the Minds and co-written with Shagorika Ghosh.

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