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Culture Change Planner: A systematic Approach to Cultivating Supportive Environments at Work, at Home, and in the Community
By Judd Allen, Ph.D.

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.

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Table of Contents
Culture Challenges and Opportunities
Learning from Culture Change Experiences
           Case Study: Winning in a                        Competitive Business
Understanding Cultural Systems
            Shared Values
            Norms
            Cultural Touch Points
            Peer Support
            Social Climate
Adopting a Systematic Approach to Culture Change
            Phase I: Preparation-Analysis, Objective Setting            and Leadership Development
                        Performance Analysis
                        Programmatic Analysis
                        Cultural Analysis
                        Leadership Commitment
            Phase II: Involvement-Systems Introduction
                        Understanding
                        Identifying                 
                        Changing
            Phase III: Systems Integration        
                        Individual-Level Integration
                        Peer-Level Integration
                        Organization-Level Integration
                        Leadership Development
           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

 

     

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