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.
Yesterday I had a conversation with an OD manager who used this word to describe his organisation"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 behaviour that suits their goals and strategies, there is likely to come a moment where it seems important to refresh.
Staff turnover is healthy. You want new blood, new thinking, new approaches to make your business better and richer. But at the same time, you don’t want your staff to leave quickly, because this means losing knowledge and experience, without mentioning the pain and the cost of recruiting.
2017 has been a busy year for Walking the Talk, as more and more people and organisations realise the importance of culture in the workplace.
As ever, our blog has continued to offer valuable insights into culture transformation. To finish off the year, we've rounded up some of the most popular posts penned by our culture change experts.