We all know that changing an organisation’s culture is a long-term game, but a common challenge we hear from clients is how to demonstrate quick, tangible progress to justify the investment and keep senior leaders engaged.
Have you ever played Rubik’s cube or any magic cube? They seem to have made a comeback with more complicated arrangements and sizes. I remember trying to solve the puzzle when I was a kid and only being able to do so after a friend of mine showed me the trick. All I had to do was to understand the core movement required and the rest became easy. In no time, I could rebuild the cube.
At Walking the Talk, we are passionate about continuing to evolve our thinking on culture. We are always scanning the latest research and thinking and we are delighted to say that there is some new insight around what it takes to create a tipping point. The tipping point is a critical concept in culture transformation. It is about how you build sufficient momentum in the organisation to create change with enough pace and energy that it shifts the status quo at all levels.
None of us feel we have enough time. It’s a finite resource, and it forces us to make choices. Those choices send signals about what we really value. One of the strongest symbols of a culture is how time is spent. When people see this changing, they start to believe your communication about values.