Organizational Culture in Change Management
What is organizational culture in change management?
Organizational culture refers to spoken and unspoken values and behaviours in a business. It is how a company engages its employees, shareholders, vendors and customers. Culture consists of various business dimensions. This includes business strategy, values, people practices, operating processes and technology. To change culture, a business needs to change the underlying dimensions.
When to define organizational culture?
A progressive company will define its culture during start-up. In most businesses, an organizational culture develops over time. It is driven by leadership behaviour and business practices. Unfortunately, most companies don’t define a transparent culture beforehand. Changing organizational culture is challenging. It requires a defined culture program to adjust culture towards a desired culture. Cultural change programs can take two to five years before showing benefits.
what are the benefits of organizational culture?
Organizational culture impacts the bottom line of any business. A healthy company delivers against its strategy and targets. Its employees are loyal and productive. At the same time, a toxic culture undermines leadership, productivity, business performance and employee retention. A strong culture unites employees. A toxic culture causes division. It promotes and rewards undermining behaviour.
where we used organization cuture in change management projects ?
- British American Tobacco
- Engen Petroleum
- Retail and wholesale
- Oil and gas
- Corporate strategy
- Mergers and acquisitions