Workplace culture is made up of the shared values, beliefs, attitudes and mindset of your organization. Workplace culture determines the personality of your organization, what you stand for and what sets you apart from the competition. Workplace culture is influenced and often defined by the leadership of your organization so, when change is needed, it must come from the top. 

What is Cultural Transformation?

Cultural transformation is a shift that can take place in individual departments and teams or throughout the entire organization. It is an evolving process of redirecting the workplace culture to align with your current values, goals and vision. A successful cultural transformation will change the way that your talent thinks, acts and delivers your services in line with these newly defined values. 

 

Why is it Necessary?

The driving force behind any cultural transformation is to achieve corporate objectives. Whether it is to improve employee safety, deliver better customer service, increase employee engagement or a variety of other reasons, the objectives must be clear from the start. There must be a significant motivation behind the change in order for it to be successful and long-lasting. 

 

How Can We Achieve It?

In order for your cultural transformation to be successful, your leadership team must be dedicated and committed to leading the change. Most importantly, your management team at all levels must lead by example. If any members of your leadership team are exhibiting behaviours that are not in line with the newly defined goals and values, now is the time to consider additional training or development opportunities to get them on track. You will be investing a considerable amount of time and training in your management team so you must ensure that they are all on-board.

 

Where Do We Start?

In order to get started, you will need to define where your organization currently is and where you want it to be. You will need to work together with your management team to create a strategy that can easily translate into an actionable plan with realistic timelines. Keep the lines of communication open with frequent progress updates, check-ins and milestone celebrations. 

 

Defining, or redefining, your corporate culture can be a huge turning point for your organization. It can also be a daunting task. True North HR Consulting is here to help with complete HR services customized to your needs. Our goal is to assist, advise and implement strategies and policies to make your business thrive and keep your people happy. With over 20 years of experience and expertise, we can help you generate new ideas and solve big problems. Reach out today and let’s get started … hr@truenorthhr.ca