The Science of Organizational Culture & Decision-Making

Course Details


Monday, June 14, 2021

9:00am – 10:00am

Field of Study


Course Number


CPE Credit

1 hour CPE credit

Level of Knowledge



CPA Crossings




The ability to assess and build a great organizational culture has become one of the most important skills of our time. Unspoken norms have far more influence on organizational culture than written codes. Organizational success has less to do with the knowledge, skills and abilities of its members than the complex patterns of communication within the system. These communication patterns aren't fully understood through quantifiable methods alone and must be measured in different ways.

This session will teach participants the methods to assess organizational culture and will introduce a revolutionary approach to understanding systems and organizational thinking.

This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.


The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • Definition of a social immune system and how does it work
  • Why groupthink develops and how to stop it
  • Unconscious bias in teams
  • How to assess various dimensions of organizational culture
  • Effective change management processes
  • Understanding organizational DNA and how to build a curiosity culture
  • The psychology of diversity, innovation and resilience
  • The science of group dynamics and systems thinking


After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Define "social immune system"
  • Identify at least one way that unspoken norms develop in an organization
  • Identify three ways teams can be more resilient
  • Identify three strategies for mitigating groupthink

Designed For

CPAs and other decision makers interested in learning deeper aspects of the social psychology of organizational culture

Course Pricing

Member Fee

Applicable if you are a HSCPA member in good standing.

Non-Member Fee

Applicable if you are not a HSCPA member.

Your Price $64.00

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