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When you are short of time, here is the one action that will give you 80 percent results in 20 percent of the time.
Link project success to an established behaviour people are proud of.
BY DOING THIS
– Review the positively recognized behaviours of your culture.
– Identify the single most important one that will help drive the change.
– Ask leaders to communicate the need for this behaviour to successfully adopt the change.
An organization's culture describes how work gets done. It’s a collection of attitudes, practices and behaviours that dictate how people treat each other. An organization’s culture is also a source of strength you can tap into because it’s familiar, deeply rooted and has emotional connections with people.
The most effective way to leverage your existing culture is to link the success of your project with a recognized strength of your culture. For example, if you have a fast decision-making culture, you could remind people of their ability to be agile and its importance to the success of the project. This connection will instill confidence in people’s skills and encourage the demonstration of them as they take on the change.
EXISTING CULTURE ASSESSMENT TOOL: How can my organizational culture make my project a success?
Give people a recent example of a person who exhibited the behaviour, and how that behaviour led to success. People will want to be the next positive example.
For more stories, insights and advice, listen to the Leveraging Your Existing Culture podcast episode with change management and transformation expert Sarah Smith.
Phil Buckley is the author of Change on the Run and Change with Confidence, host of the Change on the Run Podcast, and co-creator of the Sharing Change with Confidence Newsletter.
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