Organizational effectiveness and its culture have a high level of correlation. The cultural modeling in an organization defines it from competitors and may actually serve as an advantage. Quite the opposite is also true. Share your thoughts on the topic of organizational culture using professional life experience examples. If you have tenure in your firm (greater than 10 years) share your insights on cultural transformations you have experienced. If you were part of an acquisition (either side of the equation) how was the cultural disconnects addressed? For those of you with international experience how do you address cultural differences within your own organization? What does your firm do to insure all international members recognize the requirements set forth by the corporate team? Finally do you see a gap in your personal values with your current professional culture? What is your strategy for this gap?