„I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.“
People Change Culture and Shape Organizations
Culture is shaped and lived by its members. If there are certain structures or patterns that have been in existence for a long time, we feel that there is nothing we can do to combat the power of tradition. The power, however, lies with each individual.
Changing Culture Quickly, Systematically, and Sustainably
Managers are gradually beginning to realize the importance of a culture that supports the organization’s purpose and is attractive to employees. All the more so in the current crisis, which highlights the importance of a culture that fosters resilience. Patterns of cultural values not only determine how a company is perceived; they also help mold the work of all members of the organization.
Authentic corporate cultures emerge when the values and needs of the individuals within the organization are considered in the same way as the business need. We believe that employees develop their full potential when they are viewed as people with a variety of experiences, talents, obligations and needs. It is increasingly becoming the core mission of managers and HR to identify these traits, translate them into corporate values and embed them as a foundation for the way work is organized.
Organizational cultures can be as cumbersome as big ocean liners. Especially in rough seas, we like to cling to existing structures and play it safe. But if external conditions, entrepreneurial goals, and cultural practices do not match up (anymore), there is no use in holding on to old standards and rules.
The claim that cultural change always takes a very long time is a myth. But changing culture quickly, systematically, and sustainably calls for determination, courage and consistency. And an awareness of the (sore) spots with which you have to begin. We will work with you to identify exactly where these spots can be found!
We are convinced that it is possible to transform and shape corporate culture by using the power of a few willing agents. With determination, courage, and consistency.