Learn about the steps required to implement culture change in your organization. Get an outline of an action plan to implement culture change with positive results, including attention to vision, values, strategic communication, and continuous improvement.
- Changing habits can be tough,…but it's possible with real commitment…and a well-designed plan.…If you sense it might be time…for a change in your organization's culture,…here are a few steps to help make that happen.…First, analyze your existing culture.…You need to know exactly where you are…before you can navigate to where you want to be.…To assess the current state of your culture,…get feedback directly from the people…who are experiencing it.…Talk to employees at every level in every department.…
Use surveys, interviews, focus groups,…whatever feedback tools will give you an accurate view…of your existing culture.…Your goal is to find our what's important to your employees.…What inspires them?…What frustrates them?…What would they change?…This process involves asking some tough questions.…If you want honesty, and you do,…employees will need to feel comfortable providing…candid responses without the fear of retribution…if their reviews are less than positive.…
Sometimes the answers are difficult for leaders to hear,…
- Define organizational culture.
- List the seven components of culture.
- Compare traditional and progressive cultural models.
- Describe the three categories of E.J. Wallach's traditional model for culture.
- Identify the four foundational factors in building a culture.
- Name the values that play an important role in establishing and sustaining a new culture.
- Use feedback to create an action plan that will improve your organization's culture.