How would you describe your organisation’s culture? Is it supportive, innovative, boundary-pushing and kind? Is it controlling, mistrustful or even quite toxic? Are there positive aspects to the culture that sit alongside less positive ones?
Culture is a real conundrum for organisations these days. As we’ve become increasingly aware of just how critical employee engagement, leadership behaviours and purpose are (to name just three so-called ‘soft’ elements that have a tangible impact on the bottom line), we’ve also collectively realised how hard it is to create a brilliant culture.
Creating real culture change needs much more than a few shiny posters on the walls. It’s easy to spend thousands of pounds and hours on developing pithy culture statements only to find that these don’t take root in the organisation. That’s why we take an “inside out” approach, discovering who you already are rather than imposing something onto your organisation that just doesn’t stick.
Our approach to culture change is based on the understanding that culture is always changing, and that every person in a system has the opportunity to make an impact on how that system functions.