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February 5th, 2011
NBCUniversal, LLC (formerly known as NBC Universal, Inc.) is a media and entertainment company engaged in the production and marketing of entertainment, news, and information products and services to a global customer base. The company owns and operates two American television networks, numerous cable channels, and a group of local stations in the United States, as well as motion picture companies, several television production companies, and branded theme parks.
NBC Universal was formed in May 2004 by the merger of General Electric's NBC with Vivendi's Vivendi Universal Entertainment. GE and US cable TV operator Comcast announced a buyout agreement for the company on December 3, 2009. Following regulatory approvals, the transaction completed on January 28, 2011. Comcast now owns 51% of NBC Universal while GE owns 49%.
Originally, the NBC Universal logo was a combination of the NBC peacock logo and the Universal Studios globe and text. The logo was redesigned in January 2011 to reflect the new Comcast ownership.
NBC Universal is headquartered in the Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The company is one of two successor companies to MCA Inc. (Music Corporation of America), the other being Vivendi through its subsidiary Universal Music Group.
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Foster a culture where everybody walks the talk and nobody walks on water. Corporate culture fails when executives don’t lead by example or there’s a class distinction between management and workers. That means treating each other the same, regardless of rank. At Intel, for example, everybody works in cubicles, even the CEO.
Nip dysfunctional behavior in the bud. If you’re going to successfully drive a culture throughout the organization, you’ve got to have a method for dealing with outliers. I think the best way is to foster an environment where everybody is encouraged to call anyone on the carpet for misbehaving. Peer pressure is a powerful motivator.
Incentivize the right kind of behavior. This is so simple it’s scary. Folks will typically do what you ask them to do, especially if it makes sense and you put your money where your mouth is. Most executive or management compensation plans are not well thought out and end up reinforcing bad behavior.
Promote organizational alignment, not rivalry. I hear it all the time: “there’s a natural tension between sales and marketing,” or “come on, everybody hates HR,” like it’s an inevitable feud between warring families. That’s BS. There’s nothing natural or inevitable about it. It’s dysfunctional organizational behavior and it fosters rivalry instead of alignment.
Foster healthy conflict and debate. There are various methods for effective workplace conflict like attack the problem, not the person; constructive confrontation; and disagree and commit. In addition, senior management must ensure that issues are ultimately resolved, consensus is reached, and plans are recorded, even if it means occasionally having to “break a tie” between peers.
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