Steps to Effective Company Culture Change

  1. Conduct an organizational culture assessment

  2. Survey employee engagement

  3. Implement change by aligning the Five Ps

Does your company culture support success? Are your employee engaged? Do you know how to use culture to drive change for your company?

Does your organization have clearly defined principles and values that are core to the culture? And does everyone know and practice these principles and values?

If there is the need for company culture 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 a set of principles and values that will guide change. This strategy begins by conducting an organizational culture assessment. Using this unique process, you will define the core, distinctive and strategic principles and values of your culture. Next, survey for employee engagement. Target your universal Priorities for improving engagement. Then, you can manage change from the inside out. Just integrate the core principles and values in everything you do, using the Five Ps.

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 your organizational culture by conducting an organizational culture assessment, managing organizational change and increasing employee engagement are 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.

Define and Assess Organizational  Culture-Conduct an Organizational Culture Assessment
Increase Employee Engagement-Conduct an Employee Engagement Survey
Drive Organizational Change-Achieve System-wide Change Using the Five Ps


Successful companies know their core culture. And, employees align the Five Ps each and every day.

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.

Let Sheila help you use culture to drive change.

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.

1. Consulting: Have Sheila support you in:

  • Conducting an organizational culture assessment to define the Core Culture.
  • Conducting an employee engagement survey and identify changes to improve employee engagement.
  • Facilitating an Alignment Audit and creating an Alignment Plan to drive change.
  • Coaching you through the culture assessment, employee engagement and alignment process.

2. Speaking: Invite Sheila to speak in the areas of core culture, organizational culture change and employee engagement.

3. Books: Read Sheila’s books to discover how to define culture and use culture to manage change.

Discover how to use culture to drive change in these blog posts.

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