Does your organization need cultural change?
Are you going through a merger or acquisition? Have you had leadership change? Are you experiencing rapid growth or a drop in employee morale? Has there been a public embarrassment that shines a negative light on your culture? If any of these apply to you, then managing culture is a critical priority.
Even in the best of times, you want everyone to unite around values that will drive positive change. Above all, you want to build a culture that stimulates pride, drives success, and contributes to society.
Above all, take these steps to make culture your hidden asset.
1. To begin with, conduct a culture assessment to define your organization’s core principles and values.
Do you know how to conduct an organizational culture assessment? In other words, do you know how to 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!
2. In addition, survey and identify the most critical drivers to increase employee engagement.
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.
3. Finally, manage cultural change by aligning the Five Ps.
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. To sum up, 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, you need more extreme change in order to thrive.
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. Above all, achieve successful cultural change by aligning your Core Culture with the Practices and Projections.
Contact Sheila and let her help you manage cultural change.
Sheila will guide your organization so that culture becomes the force that drives your business.
Sheila is President of Workplace Culture Institute, LLC. Her consulting firm is based in Atlanta, located in the U.S., serving companies globally. Sheila conducts cultural assessments, conducts employee engagement surveys, and facilitates alignment of the Five Ps.
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.