Hey, I need help!
I’m researching how companies address their organisational history? Specifically I want to understand:
- How important do companies consider organisational history to be?
- What aspects do companies consider least to most valuable?
- What problems do companies repeatedly experience?
- How do companies practically address organisational history?
- What might a company learn from its organisational?
- How rich does a company’s organisation history have to be to be valuable?
Rather than a survey I would like to conduct short – < 30 minute – interviews with interested C-level management via Skype, Hangouts or phone.
If you can help with my research I would really appreciate your time. Please drop me a note via the contact form and I’ll get in touch to set something up.
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A book that might be interesting is “High Noon” by Karen Southwick. It’s the story of Sun Microsystems from founding until their height in about 1999. It has a lot about their organisation, and IIRC some references to their organisational history playing a part in successes and failures (but don’t hold me to it if I’m misremembering).
It’s worth a read anyway, particularly in the hindsight of their spectacular plunge since 2000 or so.
Thanks Alastair – I’m grateful for the recommendation. I’ll check out.
The more I think about organisational history, the more I’m convinced there are some game changing learnings that can be explored from a rich record of it.