Understanding the culture within an organization will help you accelerate implementation of strategy, deliver change and digital transformation. When you have a good grasp of the culture, you can leverage that knowledge to navigate the environment more effectively and achieve desired outcomes.

I’d like to encourage you to think about your culture, because understanding organizational culture will help you get things done.

Whether you’re doing any work on change, projects, strategy execution or digital transformation, you will get things done faster and more successfully by observing your culture. In other words, what behaviours are rewarded within the workplace?

To understand your culture, you need to be able to describe it precisely. If you were to describe your culture in one sentence, what are the most specific words you can use to describe the behaviours that you see?

⛔️ Please don’t say it’s a great culture.

⛔️ Please don’t say it’s a positive culture.

You can do better than this. And armed with an understanding of the predominant behaviours, you can get things you want done, with integrity and precision.

🔍 Read more on this in my article on culture published in Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) magazine September 2021.

🚀 If you still want more, join my live Zoom masterclass, Culture Friendly Implementation, Tuesday 11 July 8-9am AEST / Monday July 10, 3-4pm PT. $99 USD for a whole month of value including a playbook with editable templates & a group coaching session (Ask Me Anything!). Register to Turbocharge Your Transformation.

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Together, let’s reduce the unacceptably high 78%* failure rates of transformation (*Harvard Business Review 2021).

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About Lisa Carlin

As a strategy execution specialist and scaleup mentor, Lisa works with ambitious digital leaders to turbo-charge their business, cultural and digital transformation. Lisa is Co-Founder and Director of FutureBuilders Group of organisational development specialists, and volunteers as Chair of the University of Cape Town Australia Trust. Her early career was with Accenture (South Africa) and McKinsey (USA).

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