Changing an organization’s culture is one of the most difficult leadership challenges, since there’s various goals, roles, processes, attitudes and assumptions to keep in mind. Enforcing a culture change to advance your business requires patience, persistence, and practice. Help get your business aligned to modern digital advancements with these few tips.
- Analyze and Critique Your Current Culture – Clarify your values and the organization’s vision and purpose. Allow everyone to acknowledge what they are and how those elements lead to success. According to an article on Eight Essentials of Innovation by McKinsey & Company, you must “aspire and regard innovation-led growth as important and [ask if] you have targets to eye for.” The best place to start is with the leadership and management teams, in order to cement a change in place with new tools.
- Educate Others on Core Concepts – Aligning conversations up and down the organization, from top-level executives to project managers and entry employees, allows you to target effort on high impacts areas of your business.