3 WAYS TO THINK ABOUT YOUR CULTURE:
1. UNDERSTANDING AND DEVELOPING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
Our friends at the Society for Human Resources Managers have put together a straightforward overview of organizational culture – what it is, why it matters, factors that shape it, and ways to sustain it.
2. CHALLENGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR CULTURE
Culture is like a lily pad - what you can see and observe is shaped by a complex system that lies beneath the surface. Culture is dynamic, not static, and always changing. If you don’t dig down into what shapes why your culture operates in the way it does, you’ve only looked at the culture at a very superficial level and you haven’t really understood it. It’s essential to pay attention to, assess, and nurture all three aspects of your organization’s culture.
3. DIG IN
If you want to truly understand your culture, you've got to get out and engage — culture walks, interviews, surveys can all give you perspective on your organization.
WE HAVE THE EVENT TO HELP CHANGE YOUR GAME
Our culture enthusiasts, Serena Fulton and Kathy Greenier, will help you better understand, assess and change aspects of your organization’s culture. We designed this session for a select group of organizational leaders (read: people like you). Space is limited!
Every organization has a culture whether it is intentionally cultivated or not. Culture can be an organization’s biggest pain point or an effective strategy for reaching business outcomes. But what is organizational culture? How do you assess the effects of your own culture? And how might you begin to change it?
In this session, explore the connection between your own organizational purpose, culture, and results – and how to ensure a healthy organizational culture is a lived experience for employees, and not just a theory or concept. Culture challenges can't be solved in a day, but you will leave this session with a tangible first step towards supporting the culture you desire for your organization.
First, participants will get grounded in an understanding of what organizational culture means and each individual will assess their unique organizational needs. Then, we’ll explore culture change strategies and conditions for sustainable and effective change. This session will be a mix of theory and application. Come prepared to learn, engage, and share.
OTHER WAYS TO CONNECT
If you want to explore opportunities to strengthen or transform your organization’s culture, let us know. We’re always open for a cup of coffee – near our offices in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip, or at a place convenient to you.
This fall, give your employees the gift of learning – we’re offering a slate of self-awareness and skill-based workshops open to the public.