SYIT: Changing the Corporate Culture
On February 1, 2013, the managing director of software development firm SYIT, sat in his office and gathered his thoughts on his new organization. Based in Islamabad, Pakistan, SYIT was a new entrant in the offshore software development industry. Its managing director had expended months of effort to move the entire project team from his previous employer to his newly formed company, but the real challenge lay ahead. SYIT needed to reduce the cultural gap between its team and its primary client, one of Denmark's largest publishing houses. The managing director's ultimate goal was to create an organization that was flexible and innovative-like the European clients that he wanted to continue to attract. How could he implement a strong company culture to ensure that all employees projected one consistent and effective working style across SYIT's different projects and clients? The authors Maria Khan and Zunaira Saqib are affiliated with National University of Sciences and Technology.