Organizational culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt
When the organizational wind is blowing in the right direction, it makes for smooth sailing. When it is blowing the wrong direction, everything is more difficult.
Organizational change is hard. One big reason is that old habits are stubborn. The adage “old habits die hard” couldn’t be truer.
When the organizational wind is blowing in the wrong direction
For organizations seeking to become more adaptive and innovative, culture change is often the most challenging part of the transformation.
Innovation and technology disruption demands new behaviors from leaders and employees that are often contrary to corporate cultures, which are historically focused on operational excellence and efficiency.
An agile or change-ready organization is able to quickly adapt to changing circumstances – it is ready for anything. But companies can’t drive agility with inspiring words from the top. Instead they need to build an environment that encourages action from the bottom up. Making sure that the wind blows in the right direction for smooth sailing.
Although circumstances often change in the blink of an eye, organizations tend to change at a slower pace. Change doesn’t happen overnight – so be patient!
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