Is culture your hidden asset?
Have you defined your Core Culture? Do you use Core Culture and the Five Ps to drive cultural change?
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?
Managing culture and driving cultural change is fundamental to business success.
Take these steps to make culture your hidden asset.
Conduct an organizational culture assessment to identify the principles and values that are core to your culture–the Purpose, distinctive and enduring Philosophy, and strategic Priorities of your Core Culture. The process must be an organization-wide experience. Everyone participates.
Survey the level of employee engagement to obtain your employee engagement index. Audit the drivers of engagement to identify the key drivers for your organization. These key drivers–your prime opportunities to increase employee engagement–are the universal Priorities of your Core Culture. Your workplace must be a humane workplace that brings out the best in each individual. These universal Priorities are the areas to focus on internally so your employees and the organization will thrive.
Achieve alignment of the Five Ps so employees are practicing the principles and values that drive performance. 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 change management strategy that unites everyone in the organization around a set of principles and values that will guide change and drive success. 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
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, increasing employee engagement, and managing organizational change are fundamental to business success.
You can 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. Sheila conducts cultural assessments, conducts employee engagement surveys, and facilitates alignment of the Five Ps.
Successful companies know their Core Culture. And, employees align the Five Ps each and every day.
You can watch this video to learn more about the importance of alignment. You can achieve successful organizational change by aligning your organization’s Core Culture with Practices and Projections.
Let Sheila help you use culture to drive change.
Contact Sheila to learn how to define and shape your organizational culture and manage cultural 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. You can contact Sheila to provide the following services or coach you through the process:
- Conduct an organizational culture assessment.
- Conduct an employee engagement survey.
- Facilitate an Alignment Audit and create a plan to drive organizational culture change.