Change as the new norm requires organisational agility, an ability to capitalise on opportunities, deal with challenges, and disrupt rather than be disrupted. This is what we talk about in the business change world in terms of internal capability and change readiness.
Afiniti’s Change Readiness Assessment tool is built around six ‘levers’ that we see well developed in organisations that are change ready. One of the levers outlines whether there are clearly understood business drivers for change. That makes sense – we’re increasingly finding that those impacted by a forthcoming change want to understand not only what the change entails, but also why it’s being implemented at all.
Organisations come together for a variety of reasons including, joint venture, merger, takeover, or a project with different stakeholder groups. In all of these scenarios we have people joining forces from different starting points, methods and expectations, to work towards an aligned outcome.
In previous blogs in our Culture Series we’ve looked at five reasons why organisations should pay more attention to culture during change initiatives, and a ‘four lever’ model by which we can understand and work with culture – suggesting that this may be a more useful approach than seeking a precise definition of organisational culture. In this blog we’ll highlight five lessons we’ve learned about how you can work with these levers to effect a change in culture. You’ll find that reading the previous blogs in the series will help you make sense of this one. Read more
In the previous blog in this series we highlighted five reasons why organisations should pay more attention to culture in change initiatives. But what do we actually mean by culture – or, perhaps more usefully, how can we think about culture in a way that lets us address it?
So, culture – what is it?
In this edition:
What is organisational culture, and why does it matter?
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Why adopt an agile mindset?
A lot of our clients appreciate the benefits of adopting an agile mindset, as well as agile working practices. And this makes a great deal of sense, after all, we’re living in an age of major business disruption and innovation. Modern business must deal with a plethora of challenges, from regulation, compliance and new technologies, to the economy and exploitation of big data. Most of these challenges can also represent opportunities, if you’re in the right shape to take advantage of them. Read more
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