Cultural Actions to Live a New Strategy
Effective strategies outline clear and compelling choices about where to play and what actions to take in order to be successful. Done right, a successful strategic plan sets a company up to perform beyond the sum of its parts. When it comes to performance however, strategy is the beginning, not the end; if you want to execute a new strategy, you must define the key cultural actions to live a new strategy .
Workplace Culture Matters
To be successfully executed, your strategy must go through your people and your culture. Our organizational alignment research found that culture accounts for 40% of the difference between high and low performance. Companies with healthy, high performing, and aligned workplace culture are far more resilient and better able to thrive whenever a company shifts their strategic direction.
A New Strategy Often Requires a New Way of Getting Work Done
When strategies and leaders change, how people think, behave, and work on a day-to-day basis often needs to change. Here are 5 cultural actions to live a new strategy:
The Bottom Line
When strategies change (the what), the way work gets done (the how) must often change accordingly. Have you invested the time to ensure that your culture is helping, not hindering, your strategy execution?
To learn more about the cultural actions to live a new strategy, download How to Build a Purposeful and Aligned Corporate Culture.
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