Culture Change Planner: A systematic Approach to Cultivating Supportive Environments at Work, at Home, and in the Community
Cultural influences such as norms, traditions, modeling, and shared values are all around us. Cultural influences shape attitudes and behavior at work, at home and in our communities. These influences often form invisible barriers to progress. When we set out to achieve group or individual goals, we can either align cultural influences, or we must engage in an endless battle to succeed in spite of cultural influences.
Culture change requires an organized approach because cultures are complex webs of social influences. The Culture Change Planner is a step-by-step guide to planning and implementing culture change. It equips you for success with a field-tested and systematic approach that has been applied in businesses, communities, educational institutions and government organizations for more than 60 years. The culture change process can be adapted to achieve a broad range of health and productivity goals at work, at home and in the community. Special features include time-tested strategies, key design questions, and case studies drawn from more than 1,000 projects.
|Table of Contents|
|Culture Challenges and Opportunities
Learning from Culture Change Experiences
Case Study: Winning in a Competitive Business
Understanding Cultural Systems
Cultural Touch Points
|Adopting a Systematic Approach to Culture Change
Phase I: Preparation-Analysis, Objective Setting and Leadership Development
Phase II: Involvement-Systems Introduction
Phase III: Systems Integration
| Phase IV: Sustainability-Ongoing Evaluation, Renewal and Extension
Quiet Revolutions that Bring Culture Change
Appendix I: The History of the Culture-based Approach to Change
Appendix II: My Professional Journey
Appendix III: Case Studies in Culture Change
Case Study: A Popcorn Problem?
Case Study: A Government Agency that Lost Its Way
Case Study: A Community in Crisis
Appendix IV: Building a Culture Change Learning Community