Use Organizational Culture to Drive Change

Discover how to define and assess organizational culture, manage change and engage employees

Do you know how to use organizational culture to bring change to your company? Does everyone in your organization know and live by the values that are core to your culture? And if there is the need for change, do you know how to integrate new values that will make the business more competitive?

Now there is a change management strategy that unites everyone in the organization around needed change. This unique process starts at the core of your culture and lets you manage change from the inside out. Discover how to define your unique core culture and engage each employee to live by the distinctive, strategic, and universal principles and values that will generate success. Sometimes the only change that is needed is to be better at being who you say you are. Other times, more extreme change is needed to thrive.

Whether going through a merger or acquisition, leadership change, rapid growth, unsettling economic times or a drop in employee morale, defining and assessing organizational culture managing organizational change  and increasing employee engagement is fundamental to business success.

Contact Sheila Margolis–President of Workplace Culture Institute–to guide your organization so that culture becomes the force that drives your business. Workplace Culture Institute is a consulting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, serving companies globally.

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How to Make Organizational Change Successful through Alignment of the Five Ps

Watch this video to learn more about the importance of aligning your organization’s core culture with practices and the image you project to the public in order to achieve successful organizational change.

Contact Sheila for the following services:

  • Consulting

    • Have Sheila support you in conducting an organizational culture assessment to define the Core Culture.
    • Let Sheila help you facilitate an Alignment Audit and create an Alignment Plan to drive change.
    • Invite Sheila to conduct an employee engagement survey and make changes to improve employee engagement.
  • Speaking

    • Book Sheila to speak in the areas of core culture, organizational change and employee engagement.
  • Books

Contact Sheila to learn how she can support your company in defining and shaping your organizational culture and in using culture to manage change. Learn about her consulting and coaching services, invite her to speak to your group on organizational culture and employee engagement and read her books.

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Current blog topics on organizational culture and change and employee engagement

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  • Using incentives to motivate employees
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  • Definition of Employee Engagement
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  • Clarify organizational identity during times of major change
    When going through change, avoid changing organizational identity. Identity is the organization’s Purpose–the fundamental reason why the organization exists–and its distinctive Philosophy–its enduring, guiding principles. When these few attributes change, employees will need to re-​​consider if the workplace is right for them because identity changes are like changing the company. [More…]
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  • Culture interview with CEO of Pear Analytics
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  • Organizational change model: The Five Ps
    The Five Ps is a model that depicts a system-​​wide view of an organization. You can use the Five Ps to understand your organizational culture and to use culture to manage change. Once you have defined the central three Ps of the Core Culture, you can bring change by aligning the [More…]
  • Organizational change models: a four-​​​​step organizational change process
    The Building a Culture of Distinction program is a four-​​step process for bringing needed change to an organization. Use this process to guide you in using culture to drive change. The steps of the organizational change process are as follows: 1. Define the Core Culture of your organization  Define your organization’s central principles—its [More…]