2015 – Organizational Culture Card Game

Course Description: We believe Organizational Culture is… simply the personality of a company that contributes to a company’s sense of order, continuity and community. As a whole it is the prevailing values, attitudes, beliefs, artifacts, and behaviors. By using the Competing Values Framework Methodology developed by Cameron and Quinn we will engage in activity that defines 4 culture types, helps determine your own culture and how the knowledge of these culture types can assist in communication and design.

Course Objectives:

  • Acquire a high-level understanding of Organizational Culture.
  • Compare how different approaches to culture can facilitate or hinder workplace effectiveness.
  • Recognize the importance of moving forward in an informed manner.
  • Explore and identify how to use Haworth’s culture tool for culture diagnosis.


Speaker:  Ike Cheung, Sr. Workplace Design Strategist – Ideation Haworth, Inc.


Ike Cheng bio IC.2015.BIOIke is a passionate advocate for the deeper intergration of workplace research and applied design. He promotes the important connection between efficiency and effectiveness of the workplace. Ike serves as Senior Workplace Design Strategist. In his role, Ike advises his clients throughout the decision-making process by integrating clients’ vision and business performance with workplace strategy solutions that are based on science, data, design and “real world” constraints.

Prior to joining Haworth Ideation in 2010, Ike held the positions of Design Director at TPG Architecture and Senior Designer at HOK both in New York City. With more than 20 years of experience, Ike brings a multidisciplinary approach to his work. He creates spaces and solutions that are informed, thoughtful and productive. He is an active visiting professor in the Interior Design Department at Pratt Institute.

Ike is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds a bachelor‘s degree in architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.