Culture Change Training & Workshops

Changing Organisational Culture

Organisational culture is a complex weave of traditions, values, and practices that define the way a company operates. In today’s fast-paced corporate environment, the ability to evolve and adapt that culture is crucial for long-term success. Whether you’re a leader seeking to instigate change or an employee aiming to influence from within, understanding the dynamics of organisational culture is imperative.

Background

The set of fundamental tools and approaches for changing organisational culture

A strong organisational culture aligns your company’s values with its daily operations. It enhances employee engagement, boosts morale, and improves performance. When your team believes in the company’s mission and feels part of its success, productivity rises. Culture is the backbone of your organisation, and without a healthy one, your company could face high turnover rates, low job satisfaction, and ultimately, a decline in profitability.

The Challenge of Changing Organisational Culture

Changing an established organisational culture is akin to turning a massive ship; it requires effort, patience, and strategic navigation. The primary challenge is that culture is deeply embedded in the company’s foundations – its rituals, leadership styles, and communication patterns. Introducing change can trigger resistance, as employees may feel uncertain about new expectations and their role in the evolving landscape.

The Need for Careful Planning and Execution

To successfully change organisational culture, you need more than just a vision; you require a meticulously crafted plan and the ability to execute it effectively. This involves clear communication, leadership commitment, and the engagement of employees at all levels. It is a delicate process that, if done incorrectly, can lead to misunderstanding and organisational inertia.

Session Focus

An interactive workshop where we build the blueprint for developing organisational culture

Providing the Necessary Tools and Techniques

This workshop is designed to arm you with the tools and techniques necessary to understand, evaluate, and evolve your organisation’s culture. You will learn how to identify the elements of your current culture, envision a new direction, and map out a path for transformation.

Offering Models for Successful Cultural Change

You will be introduced to proven models for cultural change that have successfully been implemented in various organisations. These models serve as blueprints that guide you through the complexity of cultural evolution, ensuring you don’t lose sight of your objectives amidst the challenges.

Ensuring Sustainable Change

Beyond theories and models, this workshop focuses on creating sustainable change. You will be equipped with strategies to maintain momentum in the long run, ensuring that the changes you implement are not just temporary fixes but lasting improvements to your company’s cultural fabric.

Target Audience

For leaders, change makers and teams looking to change their organisational culture

Leaders and Managers

As a leader or manager, you play a pivotal role in shaping and changing organisational culture. This workshop is tailored to help you understand the impact of your leadership style on the culture and equip you with the strategies to lead by example.

HR Professionals

Human Resources professionals are often the custodians of culture change. This training will provide you with insights into the dynamics of organisational culture and practical skills to drive and support the change process.

Change Agents and Influencers

Whether you’re formally recognised as a change agent or simply someone passionate about influencing your workplace for the better, this workshop is for you. It will offer you the frameworks to understand cultural nuances and the leverage to effect change.

Learning Objectives

The tools you need to start changing your organisational culture

Understand the Core Components of Organisational Culture

You will gain a deep understanding of what constitutes organisational culture, including its visible and invisible elements. This knowledge will serve as the foundation for your cultural change efforts.

Learn How to Assess and Analyse Your Current Culture

We will teach you how to conduct a cultural assessment, providing you with the insights needed to analyse your organisation’s current cultural state and identify areas for enhancement.

Develop Skills to Shape and Influence Culture

The workshop will focus on developing your skills to shape and influence organisational culture. You will learn how to communicate your vision effectively and engage others in the change process.

Acquire Techniques for Overcoming Resistance to Change

Resistance to change is natural, but it can be managed. You will learn techniques to overcome resistance and gain buy-in from stakeholders at all levels.

Create a Roadmap for Cultural Transformation

With the knowledge and tools gained from this workshop, you will be able to create a detailed roadmap for cultural transformation, tailored to your organisation’s unique context and needs.

Workshop content

An engaging session designed to build a clear route map to change culture

Defining Organisational Culture

Understanding what organisational culture entails is the first step towards changing it.

  • What is organisational culture?
  • The layers of culture: Artifacts, values, and assumptions

Assessing Culture

Assessing your current culture is essential for planning effective change.

  • Tools for cultural diagnosis
  • Interpreting cultural assessments

Visioning and Planning for Change

A clear vision and a strategic plan are the blueprints for change.

  • Creating a compelling cultural vision
  • Strategic planning for cultural change

Change Models and Frameworks

Models and frameworks provide a structured approach to change.

  • Overview of cultural change models
  • Applying frameworks to your context

Communication Strategies

Communication is critical for gaining buy-in and driving change.

  • Crafting your change narrative
  • Effective communication techniques

Engagement and Participation

Change is more effective when there is widespread engagement.

  • Involving employees in the change process
  • Building a coalition of supporters

Sustaining Culture Change

Change must be sustained for it to have a lasting impact.

  • Embedding new cultural norms
  • Monitoring progress and adjusting the approach

Leadership’s Role in Culture Change

Leaders are the architects and builders of organisational culture.

  • Leadership behaviours that drive culture
  • Developing leaders for culture change

Overcoming Resistance

Anticipating and managing resistance is key for smooth transitions.

  • Understanding the root causes of resistance
  • Strategies to address and manage resistance

Measuring and Evaluating Change

What gets measured gets managed, and this applies to cultural change too.

  • Key performance indicators for cultural change
  • Evaluative tools and techniques

Our approach

An engaging session designed to build a clear route map to change culture

Real examples to support in action learning

Action learning is a process that involves working on real problems, focusing on learning and actually implementing solutions. It is a dynamic approach that propels you to apply your learnings in real-time, ensuring that the concepts covered in this workshop translate into tangible actions in your workplace.

Coaching discussions to explore your own thinking

Coaching provides personalised guidance to help you navigate the intricacies of cultural change. Our training includes one-on-one coaching sessions, which means you can delve into the specific challenges you face in your organisation and receive tailored advice on how to overcome them.

Engaging the group in thought-provoking discussion

In this workshop, you will engage in thought-provoking discussions that challenge the status quo and stimulate new ideas. These discussions are designed to encourage critical thinking and ensure that you leave the workshop not just with knowledge, but with the inspiration to drive change.

Using best practice approaches to training

We incorporate best practice approaches to training, including interactive exercises, case studies, and group work. This mixed methodology ensures that you are not just a passive attendee but an active participant in your learning journey.

Workshop outcomes

The framework to start developing your organisational culture today

A Comprehensive Understanding of Organisational Culture

You will leave with a thorough understanding of the different aspects of organisational culture and how they interplay to shape the overall work environment.

Enhanced Skills for Assessing and Influencing Culture

You will develop the skills necessary to assess your current culture and influence the direction of its evolution, ensuring alignment with the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Strategies to Navigate and Lead Change

You will acquire practical strategies to lead change initiatives, navigate the challenges that arise, and engage others in the process.

Tools to Sustain Cultural Change

You will gain access to tools and techniques that help embed new cultural norms and sustain change long after the initial implementation.

Confidence to Overcome Resistance

You will build the confidence and competence to manage resistance to change effectively, turning sceptics into supporters.

Applications from the session

Kick-off your organisational culture change

Conduct a Cultural Audit

Participants will be able to conduct a comprehensive audit of their organisation’s culture, using the tools and techniques learned to identify strengths and areas for development.

Develop and Communicate a Change Vision

Armed with the skills from the workshop, participants can create a clear and compelling vision for cultural change and communicate it effectively across the organisation.

Implement a Cultural Change Initiative

Participants will have the know-how to initiate a cultural change project, using the models and frameworks discussed to structure their approach.

Coach and Develop Other Leaders

Having learned about the role of leadership in cultural change, participants can coach and develop other leaders within their organisation to be effective culture change agents.

Monitor and Adjust Cultural Interventions

Participants will be equipped to measure the impact of cultural interventions and make necessary adjustments, ensuring the change process remains on track.

Summary

Changing organisational culture is a journey that requires understanding, skill, and commitment. This workshop gives you with the comprehensive toolkit necessary to embark on this journey. You’ll leave with a deep understanding of what organisational culture is, why it is important, and how it can be developed and changed. This knowledge, combined with the practical skills and strategies you will gain, positions you to lead successful cultural transformation in your organisation.

By participating in this workshop, you will be joining a community of leaders, managers, HR professionals, and change agents who are committed to creating dynamic, resilient, and positive organisational cultures. Embrace the challenge, and become the catalyst for change your organisation needs.

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