Changing Organization Cultures: What is the Critical Element to Start?

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Rebecca Roe
United States

Changing Organization Cultures: What is the Critical Element to Start?

When you study the political culture of a country for instance, USSR from Tsarist Russia it took a revolution to change a culture. The only thing that revolutionaries forget is the innate culture of people. It never goes away completely.
Same with corporate culture. If the change causes overall improvement for the majority, then the culture change will become the more permanent culture. If over time the changed culture becomes just as bad as the previous, then a new revolution will come and make another adjustment.
Some political idealogs will use subtle changes in making the culture change more tolerable to the masses. That takes lots of time and patience, and most don't want to take the time.

  Kuiper
Management Consultant, Netherlands
 

The Practical Side of Organization Culture

On the practical side, I find it useful to have an explicit list of behavioural values, communicate and discuss these with employees and amend them if needed. Then, through 360 degree appraisal and performance coaching, check and reward employees who live up to the values and have tough talks with those who don't. That is all you have to do but be prepared to hold the course for a couple of years.

  Nokuthula Khumalo
Manager, South Africa
 

Shared Vision

A shared vision is what makes changing organizational culture easy. If people within an organisation are operating on di...

  Wiegmans
Business Consultant, Netherlands
 

Critical Element to Start in Changing Organization Cultures

Any culture change program starts with creating, or already heaving, an outside 'enemy'. No organism, no man, no group, ...

  Nokuthula Khumalo
Manager, South Africa
 

What is the Critical Element to Start?

@Wiegmans : People make or brake organisations as much as the companies' customer base is constituted by people. It is t...

  Wiegmans
Business Consultant, Netherlands
 

Psychological Conditioning

An organization culture exist of shared beliefs, shared heroes, shared values. When you first start in a new organisatio...

  Rebecca Roe
United States
 

Critical Element to Start Organizational Change

Yes it's challenging and may be hard, but if you truly believe in the worth of the change and you know how to show your ...

  Allemeersch Johan, Belgium
 

Wording

I consider language or wording as important as all remarks above. I mean we need to communicate the existing situation,...

  Nokuthula Khumalo
Manager, South Africa
 

The Right Words on the Right Medium

This is a very important factor in communicating with the employees and all other stakeholders and putting the right wor...

  Rebecca Roe
United States
 

Wording and Word of Mouth

Exactly--the person experiences the benefit, the next person says " this change is for xxtt" the first worker may say, "...

  Olga Aros
Consultant, United States
 

Changing Cultures of an Organization: Intent

Organizations change in order to continue to survive. Defining the intent so others understand the (reasons for the) cha...

  Horacio Cortese
Consultant, Argentina
 

Analysis of Rituals, Myths and Routines

To change an individual mindset is already difficult, even more so is to change the collective mindset. Sometimes in our...

  Olga Aros
Consultant, United States
 

Starting Organizational Changes

Change is ever constant, but necessary if an organization is to grow. Defining why change is necessary and setting a new...

  Rebecca Roe
United States
 

Changing Organizational Culture

@Horacio Cortese: I agree-knowing your employees, their established work routines and the flow of work, systems in place...

  Jacqueline Gargiulo
United States
 

Four Dimensions of Culture

My director and I have studied and are communicating to our organization about the four dimensions of organizational cul...

  Anonymous
 

Caution with Picking One Element

Itís true that you need to start somewhere if you are considering to change the culture of an organization. That's just ...

  Paramathmuni srinivas Kumar
India
 

Starting Changing Organization Cultures with Heart of Delivery Mechanism

If we consider the organizationís delivery system as a living entity, then it is best to start with the heart. The heart...

  Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico
 

A MIssion Worth to Pursue to Create MotivAction

Start articulating, and then comunicating a MISSION WORTH TO PURSUE to create MotivAction (Yes Motive to Action). I.e., ...

  Pauline Oruya
Manager, Kenya
 

Begin Culture Change with the Stakeholders

I would first bring all the stakeholders around a table and conduct a SWOT analysis of the organization. I would expect...

  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

How to Get Ready for Culture Change. An Outline,

People like change that is personally advantageous to them. So think over how the current culture is disadvantageous? H...

  Tom Wilson
HR Consultant, United States
 

Start Culture Process with Mission Statement

George Marshall introduced a philosophy of cultural enrichment in the Army in 1942 that continues to this day. Cultural ...

  Paramathmuni srinivas Kumar
India
 

Values and Priority of Values

To me change at heart (values and spirit behind the values) level is most important. However, with a changing context t...

  Alan Power
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Start with Values, Then Change the Team

Based on my personal experience of setting up a new company: It seemed to me that, as general manager/leader, I need to ...

  Tim Dibble
Project Manager, United States
 

Reasons for Changing a Culture

Organizations change cultures for a variety of reasons: - An EMERGENCY or major challenge to business will often engend...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Where to Begin when Changing an EXISTING Organization Culture

@Alan Power: You are right to say that the best thing you can do is - if you start and set up a new company - to get you...

  Rajesh Sharma
Manager, India
 

Changing Organizational Culture

To ensure your decisions and actions are ethical you need to check their "rightness" before implementing them. And that ...

  Matthias Bittrich
Business Consultant, Germany
 

Avoid Buzzword Bingo in Changing Organization Cultures

Thank you in advance. "customer first" "we go the extra mile" bla bla bla... No one in your company, I repeat: NO ONE i...

  Matthias Bittrich
Business Consultant, Germany
 

Build up a Dream Team and Culture from Scratch

@Jaap de Jonge: Your arguments are true 😃. One should build up a dream team when you start a business. But: Soo...

 

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