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angdis · 2011-07-22 · Original thread
Changing culture (or changing anything for that matter) is a REALLY DIFFICULT job and it takes a long time.

There's an excellent substantial podcast/interview on this subject on "software engineering radio":

Linda Rising wrote a great book about changing culture, "Fearless Change". She actually approaches this topic pragmatically using the concept of "patterns" as the tool. (

IMHO, you're in for a long ride if you want to make substantial changes in culture. I think you really have to love the place and people you're working with to be able to tolerate the amount of highly cooperative effort and "politics" it will take.

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