Culture Shaping

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.

– Peter Drucker, 2006

What does that mean?

No matter how robust you believe your strategy is it cannot be deployed to its fullest extent, without a shared culture. Internal stakeholders need to share a common view of the preferred culture that is aligned with the strategy.

What does that mean?

No matter how robust you believe your strategy is it cannot be deployed to its fullest extent, without a shared culture. Internal stakeholders need to share a common view of the preferred culture that is aligned with the strategy.

So, what is culture?​

Culture encompasses the social behavior and norms found in companies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, arts, laws, customs, capabilities, and habits of the individuals in these groups.

So, what is culture?​

Culture encompasses the social behavior and norms found in companies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, arts, laws, customs, capabilities, and habits of the individuals in these groups.

GHS Enterprises's Culture Shaping Tenets

Emotional

Culture requires some level of
emotional commitment from everyone in order for the  preferred culture to be realized.

Alignment

Strategy and the emerging preferred culture MUST be aligned.

 

Polling

Impromptu quick polling of
culture evolution provides evaluative shaping data.

Tweaking

Never left alone, tweaking is
critical for sustainment.

Repeatable

Culture should be memorable and simply stated with everyone having a stake in its future!

Emotional

Culture requires some level of
emotional commitment from everyone in order for the  preferred culture to be realized.

Alignment

Strategy MUST be aligned with
the emerging/preferred culture.

Continuous

Impromptu quick polling of
culture evolution provides evaluative shaping data.

Tweaking

Never left alone, tweaking is
critical for sustainment.

Repeatable

Culture should be memorable,
relatively simple stated with everyone having a stake in its future!

How does Culture fit with Strategy?

Culture is a direct output of an Organization’s core ideology and is part of that foundational component of strategy that answers the question “WHY…we do what we do and how we do it?” It also provides the guidance on how the rest of the strategy ought to be developed.

How does Culture fit with Strategy?

Culture is a direct output of an Organization’s core ideology and is part of that foundational component of strategy that answers the question “WHY…we do what we do and how we do it?” It also provides the guidance on how the rest of the strategy ought to be developed.

Can culture evolve organically?

Yes, but you might not like what you end up with. “Culture consists of the shared beliefs, values, and assumptions of a group of people who learn from one another and teach to others that their behaviors, attitudes, and perspectives are the correct ways to think, act, and feel.”

by Edgar Schein

Can culture evolve organically?

Yes, but you might not like what you end up with. “Culture consists of the shared beliefs, values, and assumptions of a group of people who learn from one another and teach to others that their behaviors, attitudes, and perspectives are the correct ways to think, act, and feel.”

by Edgar Schein

Should you focus on culture creation or culture shaping?

As previously indicated, whether you like it or not, your organization has a culture today, it’s already been created.  You are shaping the culture you have, to be the culture you want.  Shaping a memorable, engaging and articulate operating culture is a cornerstone to a sustainable future.

Should you focus on culture creation or culture shaping?

As previously indicated, whether you like it or not, your organization has a culture today, it’s already been created.  You are shaping the culture you have, to be the culture you want.  Shaping a memorable, engaging and articulate operating culture is a cornerstone to a sustainable future.

How can you create culture shaping organizational capability?

By retaining external culture shaping expertise to provide guidance and counsel in developing such capability. You can also educate your workforce with an applied learning experience entitled “Shape Your Culture” developed and delivered through a collaboration between GHS and Darn Clever identified below.

How can you create culture shaping organizational capability?

By retaining external culture shaping expertise to provide guidance and counsel in developing such capability. You can also educate your workforce with an applied learning experience entitled “Shape Your Culture” developed and delivered through a collaboration between GHS and Darn Clever identified below.

Shape Your Culture

Create an emerging, business-critical capability within your organization and shape your culture to be aligned with the core values.

SIX MODULES

Get Ready

Module 1

Defining Culture

Module 2

Embracing Stakeholder Readiness

Analyze & Craft Culture

Module 3

Articulating Relatable Cultures

Module 4

Linking To Competencies

Embed The Capability

Module 5

Converting Tenets to Habits

Module 6

Embedding Culture Shaping Capability

Four Delivery Options

In Person

Minimum 15 participants

Virtual

Minimum 15 participants

Self-Directed

Unlimited participants

Blended

Customized to your specific requirements

+ Custom, applied coaching tailored to your organization capabilities and need.