Chartered Accountants Ireland launches five-step guide to improving Organisational Culture

Sep 19, 2019

New guide aims to answer the question ‘Should we be doing things differently?’

A new guide published today offers a five-step approach for Irish organisations which are keen to assess and improve their organisational culture.

The free guide, published by Chartered Accountants Ireland, encourages decision-makers to assess the culture within their organisation and to consider if they need to do things differently to achieve success.

Concise Guide for Directors: A Five-Step Approach to Considering Organisational Culture was launched today in Dublin and is based on research into existing guidance and thought leadership, in addition to focus groups and interviews with business leaders from across the island of Ireland.

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Pictured at the launch of Chartered Accountants Ireland’s new Concise Guide for Directors: A Five-Step Approach to Considering Organisational Culture, were: Ciara Fallon, Director, People & Organisation Consulting at PwC; Conall O’Halloran President Chartered Accountants Ireland; and David McRedmond CEO of An Post

Speaking at the Championing Organisational Culture - Practical Insights event in Dublin, Chartered Accountants Ireland President Conall O’Halloran said: “Recently we’ve seen developments which show how seriously organisations are engaging with culture, for example the establishment of the Irish Banking Culture Board earlier this year. This guide is a practical tool which equips directors to address their organisation’s culture in an effective way. It provides those involved in governance with clarity and direction when it comes to organisational culture and helping to make transformational change.

The guide is one of the first resources to be made available on Chartered Accountants Ireland’s new online Governance Resource Centre. The development is seen as recognition of the importance which organisations, both locally and globally, are placing on the issue of governance.

Níall Fitzgerald, Head of Ethics and Governance, Chartered Accountants Ireland said: “An organisation’s culture is a critical component of its success. There is an increasing awareness of it in the context of corporate governance.

Good governance, along with the systems and practices which underpin it, has become a key consideration for all types of organisation as it impacts on their reputation, culture, efficiency and financial sustainability. Our new Governance Resource Centre recognises this importance and will provide a range of helpful, free resources for those involved in, or advising, boards.

Concise Guide for Directors: A Five-Step Approach to Considering Organisational Culture is available for download here.

Visit the new Governance Resource Centre at: www.charteredaccountants.ie/governance.

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Notes to editors

For reference:
Claire Percy, Chartered Accountants Ireland, 086 216 4393 claire.percy@charteredaccountants.ie

About Chartered Accountants Ireland

Chartered Accountants Ireland is Ireland’s largest and longest established professional body of accountants founded in 1888.  The Institute, which is an all-island body, currently represents over 27,000 members around the world.