Are You Leveraging Your Corporate Culture Mechanisms for Change?
Organizational culture matters. Our organizational alignment research found that workplace culture accounts for 40% of the difference between high and low performance in terms of revenue growth, profitability, customer loyalty, employee engagement, and leadership performance. And when Deloitte looked at culture through workers’ eyes, they reported that 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe that an aligned and clear company culture is key to a company’s success. Are you leveraging the power of your corporate culture mechanisms for change?
The Ideal Workplace Culture
Smart companies regularly assess their current organizational culture to identify the gaps between the current state and the culture they strive for to best execute their business and people strategies. In some cases, major changes are required to approach their desired corporate culture. But most often, leaders simply need to make minor shifts in order to protect what’s working and tweak what’s not. Whether major or minor, culture change can be challenging.
The Good News
Yes, any kind of organizational change is difficult. But data from our change management simulation combined with over forty years of change management consulting has revealed four key culture levers that organizations can use to powerfully affect, support, and anchor real culture change.
4 Corporate Culture Mechanisms for Change
Approach culture change through the following four strategic access points to achieve real change:
The Bottom Line
If you need to embark on organizational change, do not underestimate the systemic power of four organizational mechanisms for change that can speed up the process. While they may feel daunting, their impact will be deep and lasting.
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