Corporate Culture Transformation
Corporate Culture Transformation – by Caroline Maher – HR Manager at Peugeot / Member of Parliament
Culture Transformation is such a vast topic to talk about since it literally includes everything in an organization. Why is it that big; because it includes the word “Culture”. Culture has too many definitions but the one we are concerned about is a specific one: “The ideas, customs, and social behavior of a particular people or society”. In other words it’s the human ‘glue’ that makes a company unique.
Just close your eyes and virtualize working in a place where there’s excitement in the air, where customer focus is always a priority, where innovation exists, where your ideas are not out of context, where your behavior matches the whole organization so you are not out casted and where your executive team works toward a shared vision of success. Could you see how amazing that would be?
The culture transformation topic is as difficult to maneuver around as it is easy to talk about. To start let’s quote Peter Drucker: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast!”. This indicates that if you don’t have a suitable culture, you won’t be able to effectively execute your strategy in a sustainable way. At the same time, if you don’t have the direction of a strategy, your culture won’t survive. And if your culture is aligned to strategy it is a critical source of competitive advantage.
Join me to the workshop to discuss corporate culture transformation experiences and best practices and their implications on the business.