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Creating a high performance leadership culture: The case of a leading Australian financial services firm

J OLSEN, M Fischer, W Harley, P Evans

Centre for Workplace Leadership, The University of Melbourne | Published : 2016

Abstract

The Centre for Workplace Leadership was invited by a leading Australian financial services firm to conduct research on the firm’s capacity to adapt and innovate in a rapidly changing economic environment. The research took place between 2014 and 2016. It involved analysis of proprietary documents, surveys, and interviews with employees and managers from frontline business to senior managers, the executive team and board members. Key Findings: The analysis of the firm’s systems for innovation and decision-making found the following factors were affecting the firm’s ability to innovate. These were: • Employees’ shared commitment to a strong, values-based culture created a stable and rewardin..

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