Is culture your hidden asset? Do you know how to manage cultural change?
Have you defined your Core Culture? To clarify, do you know your company’s Purpose, Philosophy, and Priorities? And, above all, does everyone personally connect with and practice these principles and values? To sum up, do you use the Five Ps to manage cultural change?
Managing culture and driving cultural change are fundamental to business success. Above all, take these steps to make culture your hidden asset.
To begin with, define your organization’s core principles and values.
Conduct an organizational culture assessment. In other words, identify the principles and values that are core to your culture. Uncover the Purpose, distinctive and enduring Philosophy, and strategic Priorities. The process must be an organization-wide experience. In effect, everyone participates!
Survey employee engagement to obtain your Employee Engagement Index. And, discover the key drivers of engagement. These key drivers are your prime opportunities to increase employee engagement. Likewise, they are the universal Priorities of your Core Culture. Your workplace must be a humane workplace. To that end, it must bring out the best in each individual. Therefore, this survey highlights the Priorities to focus on internally. As a result, employees and the organization will thrive.
Align the Five Ps. To sum it up, employees must practice the principles and values that drive performance. This means align the Practices and Projections with the Purpose, Philosophy, and Priorities of the Core Culture. Everyone’s goal is to be better at living the Core Culture each and every day.
Now, there is a cultural change management strategy that unites everyone in the organization. All will share a set of principles and values that will guide change and drive success. Achieve success for the company and for each employee working for it!
You can manage cultural change from the inside out. Just integrate the Core Culture principles and values in everything you do.
Sometimes, you only need to be better at being who you say you are. Other times, more extreme change is needed to thrive.
Now is the time to manage cultural change.
Are you going through a merger or acquisition or leadership change? Or are you having rapid growth or experiencing unsettling economic times? Have you noticed a drop in employee morale? If any of these apply to you, then managing your culture is critical.
Even in the best of times, you want everyone to unite around values that will drive positive change. If so, define your organizational culture by conducting an organizational culture assessment. Survey employees to guide you in increasing employee engagement. And, align the Five Ps to manage organizational change because this is fundamental to business success.
You can contact Sheila Margolis–President of Workplace Culture Institute. Sheila will guide your organization so that culture becomes the force that drives your business.
Workplace Culture Institute is a consulting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, located in the U.S., serving companies globally. Sheila conducts cultural assessments, conducts employee engagement surveys, and facilitates alignment of the Five Ps.
Successful companies know their Core Culture. Additionally, employees align the Five Ps each and every day.
You can watch this video to learn about the importance of alignment. Achieve successful cultural change by aligning your Core Culture with Practices and Projections.
Let Sheila help you use manage cultural culture.
Contact Sheila, President of Workplace Culture Institute. Have Sheila help you define and shape your organizational culture and manage cultural change. Sheila provides consulting and coaching services. Also, invite her to speak to your group on organizational culture and employee engagement. And, of course, read her books.