When you are working hard to change your organization it doesn’t take long to realize:
culture triumphs vision.
Michael Hyatt provides the following six recommendations for changing the culture in your organization:
- Become aware of the culture.
- Assess your current culture.
- Envision a new culture.
- Share the vision with everyone.
- Get alignment from your leadership team.
- Model the culture you want to create.
You will find variations of this list in most change and leadership literature. While the whole blog post is well worth reading I am particularly encouraged by Hyatt using Ghandi’s famous saying,
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Hyatt also reminds us that we don’t need to be in an executive suite to bring about this type of change. We can change the culture in our own department or unit and impact the entire organization in the process.