Yesterday I had a conversation with an OD manager who used this word to describe his organization"s goal in relation to their efforts on culture next year. "We need to refresh our culture and to re-engage people in our purpose for wanting to improve it". Given so many companies have dedicated effort already to building values and behavior that suits their goals and strategies, there is likely to come a moment where it seems important to refresh.
I am often asked for a summary of what I find are the 5 factors which most influence culture.
HR has always appeared to be the natural home for the mechanics of leading culture change. In recent years, however, I’ve observed another human resource in the executive team. A person whose influence over culture is potentially the most powerful of all: The Chief Financial Officer.
At Walking the Talk, we often get asked, ‘what’s the best way to measure culture?’
With more and more organisations giving employees the opportunity to work remotely each year, one of the topics I am frequently asked about is regarding how culture management operates in a virtual environment.