Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
"Why do some strategies lead to success while others never seem to get off the ground? Many times, the answer lies in the organizational culture or sub-cultures involved, the unwritten rules about 'the way things are done around here'. Unless a strategy is developed in harmony with the work culture, it will run into a stone wall. Unfortunately, most strategies require culture change to a greater or lesser degree. Yet, how often is this addressed as part of the strategy? Strategists need to develop a keen understanding of organizational culture, often the space between the actors' chairs and to figure out how to move it forward. This is not a simple task as culture runs very deep in organizations. Changing it can feel like a game of whack-a-mole where a success over here is stymied by three barriers over there. The secret is to learn to nail jello to a wall: using leadership and learning supported by the air cover of communications, to evolve culture to support strategy implementation - doable but no easy feat."
Dare to Lead brings deep expertise in change management and moving organizational culture to support strategy implementation. We offer tailor-made advice and guidance on how to make culture change a reality that will stick.