Is culture your hidden asset?

Have you defined your Core Culture? Do you manage cultural change? Are you using your distinctive culture to engage employees and excel?

Managing culture by defining core culture and driving cultural change is fundamental to business success.

Take these steps to make culture your hidden asset.


Core Culture- the basis for cultural change

Conduct an organizational culture assessment to identify 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.







Align the Five Ps to drive cultural change
The Five Ps

Define culture and manage cultural change using the Five Ps

Think about your organization…Does your company culture support success? 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?

Also consider…

  • Are your employees engaged?
  • Do you know the engagement drivers that your organization should focus on and pay attention to in order to increase engagement?
  • Do you know how to drive cultural change? Driving cultural change requires a system for integrating new values throughout the entire organization to 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 and drive success. Success for the company and for each employee working for it.

Use this cultural change strategy

This cultural change strategy begins by conducting an organizational culture assessment. Using this unique cultural assessment process, you will define the core, distinctive and strategic principles and values of your culture.

Next, survey employee engagement. With the key drivers revealed from the survey results, you can then target the universal Priorities for improving engagement.

Then, you can manage cultural change from the inside out. Just integrate the Core Culture principles and values in everything you do. Let the Five Ps guide you in increasing alignment. Ensure that the Practices and Projections reflect the Purpose, Philosophy, and Priorities of the Core Culture.

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, you only need one change: 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:

  • Conduct an organizational culture assessment. Cultural assessments help you define the core principles and values of your organization.
  • Conduct an employee engagement survey and identify changes to improve employee engagement. Learn what to focus on internally to be more successful.
  • Facilitate an Alignment Audit and create an Alignment Plan to drive organizational culture change.
  • Coach you through the cultural assessment, employee engagement, and alignment process.

2. You can invite Sheila to speak in the areas of Core Culture, cultural change management, and employee engagement.

3. You can read Sheila’s books:

Use this book to plan and conduct your culture assessment


Use this book for employees participating in the culture assessment
Use this book to understand culture fit
cultural change-Core Culture and the Five Ps
Read this business parable to understand Core Culture and the Five Ps

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