The organization's strategy is the set of initiatives and actions it will take to achieve the vision. Choosing initiatives that are consistent with or that reinforce the culture you're trying to build gets people working on projects they should be excited about both from a business standpoint and a culture standpoint.
- The organization's strategy…is a set of initiatives and actions…that you'll take to achieve your vision.…Those actions and that overall strategy…have to support the high-performance culture…you're trying to build.…Choosing initiatives that are consistent with that culture…or that reinforce the culture you already have…help people get excited about the work they do.…They know why they're particular project is a great idea,…both from a business results standpoint…as well as how it benefits the culture you're building.…
As the leader, you need to show the linkages…between the projects they're working on…and the culture you're building.…This can be as explicit as having a culture strategic filter…for selecting initiatives.…What this means is,…you're going to have criteria for selecting a project…and deciding whether it's on strategy or off strategy.…This culture strategic filter has you ask the question,…"Is this project consistent…"with the culture we're trying to build?"…If it is, people understand the linkage.…
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- Identify the components of high-performing cultures.
- Assess and evaluate your current culture.
- Define high performance.
- Create a compelling vision and mission.
- Compare and contrast communication vehicles.
- Explain what culture is and list ways to reinforce it.
- Identify tools for measuring and balancing results.