Culture and Change
Culture is a crucial ingredient of all organisations...
It affects strategy, performance, behaviour and change-responsiveness, all of them key determining factors in organisation survival and success. Most leaders are acutely aware how constructive cultures help people perform, and equally aware of how dislocated ones breed bad behaviour, toxic climates and under-performance.
Culture has a profound effect on every facet of your organisation: you, your people and how you operate.
How we can help...
We assume renovating or revitalising culture is high on your strategic agenda too or soon will be — otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. We design down-to-earth programs and processes people can easily understand and engage with that assist you in creating constructive work cultures — whether it’s a single team or a whole organisation. Here’s a few of the main ways we can help with your next culture change effort…
Leading Culture Change
Often the first thing you need to do is raise awareness amongst your leadership of how crucial culture change is to strategy, performance and productivity – then give them some tools to help them handle it better. That’s what our Leading Culture Change clinic does.
Scanning Your Culture
Another place to start is to work out what your current culture’s like. We conduct Culture Scans in-house as well as structured dialogues and facilitated culture-probe groups using our 6 CLEVER Dimensions of Culture.
Planning a Culture Change Strategy
We help senior leaders and other key culture agents in your organisation identify the kind of culture you want and work out what needs to change in the current culture to help get you there.
Culture Change Consulting
We can also work with you on a consulting basis to support culture change. Typical activities we often assist with include:
Our culture-building clinics come into play when its time to change thinking and behaviour by giving people new skills, tools and ideas. There are multiple to choose from and we customise content to cover much-needed culture change arenas such as:
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Culture Change Services Guide
Outlining what The Change Forum thinks culture is all about, furnishes you with useful pointers on changing it, and gives a run-down on our culture-building clinics and other ways we help with culture change.
Upcoming Courses & Events
Find out what public programs are currently on offer for 2019. If you’d like to arrange an In-House event tailored to suit your needs, get in touch below.
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2-day Clinic for Leaders… The underlying key role of a leader is to produce change. No matter what specific field or job title, managers everywhere need to be more change-adept – in short, to be capable change leaders. Learning to Lead Change is a down-to-earth, nuts-and-bolts program for current and emerging leaders that equips you with tools to lead others through change with more poise and confidence and help make those changes work better – whether big or small. Offered publicly as as a 2-day event, the program gives you a good grounding in practical concepts and frameworks to effectively initiate, design, plan, lead and monitor change and the critical practice areas and steps you need to know about. See Course Outline >>
2-day Clinic for Leaders… “We need to change the culture” is a much-repeated mantra in many management meetings, yet culture is notoriously difficult to change. While there are no magic bullets or quick-fixes, if you can understand a culture, and learn some lessons about what seems to work and what doesn’t, then you have a chance of changing it for the better. And that’s what Leading Culture Change is all about. Complementing our Learning to Lead Change program, this 2-day practical forum will equip you with tools and strategies to handle a culture change effort better – whether you’re leading a team, a division or a whole organisation. See Course Outline >>
1-day Clinic for Leaders… The first step in any well-run change program is preparing people for it. This 1-day clinic shows leaders how to help people come to terms with change, to engage with it more constructively and increase levels of ‘change-ability’ within teams. See course outline >>
1-day Clinic for Leaders… One of the biggest worries for most change leaders is “What do we do with the resistors?” Sometimes, this almost eclipses their ability to focus constructively on the change itself. The purpose of this 1-day clinic for change leaders is to help people understand the anatomy of resistance and explore some proactive strategies for managing it.. See Course Outline >>
2-day Clinic for School Leaders… In Schools that Learn, Peter Senge says that while all schools are in the business of learning, few are really learning-centred. With growing support for schools to adopt the processes, principles and leadership practices of learning organisations, this ‘must-do’ 2-day forum will benefit school practitioners with practical insights into ways to apply the tools and practices of Senge’s 5 Learning Disciplines at individual and classroom levels as well as the broader school-management context. See Course Outline >>