Articulate and Foster Organizational Culture

Unleash the power of culture to enable your strategy.


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Culture that is not actively managed can lead to:

  • Higher turnover
  • Increased risk of unethical or illegal behavior
  • Negative perceptions of organizational values

A competitive culture leads to many benefits, including:

  • Increased organizational value and profitability
  • Improved engagement and productivity
  • Greater success executing corporate strategy

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Workshops are a great way to accelerate your project. Our highly skilled facilitators take you through key phases of your project and ensure your team has the guidance needed to complete your project successfully.

Module 1: Work With Executive Team to Define Focus Values

The Purpose

  • Describe the desired future state and anticipate challenges in changing culture.
  • Review feedback on current culture and develop the action plan to shift to desired state.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • McLean & Company's model for articulating and fostering organizational culture is used to align strategy and values with actioned behaviors.
  • Current state is evaluated and desired state is described with specific focus values.
  • Project goals, timeline, and resources are determined.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Hold kick-off meeting.
  • Culture Documentation Template
1.2 Hold action meeting.
  • Cultural Assessment Report Template

Module 2: Work With Executive Team to Review Behaviors

The Purpose

  • Provide executives with an awareness of perceptions of their observed behaviors.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Support the desired cultural shift through modeled behaviors from senior leaders.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Review leader behaviors.
  • Executive Reflection Template

Module 3: Review HR Programs

The Purpose

  • Guide HR through a prioritized action plan with assigned accountability.
  • Evaluate current core competencies to determine applicability with revived culture focus values.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • HR’s action plan is outlined.
  • Competencies are aligned with culture.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Create an HR action plan.
  • HR Culture Playbook
3.2 Review core competencies.
  • Organizational core competencies evaluated for focus value alignment
3.3 Develop the HR communication plan.
  • Internal communications planned

Module 4: Prepare to Disseminate and Manage Culture

The Purpose

  • Outline internal communications to gain greater buy-in.
  • Encourage desired behaviors with first-wave program group.
  • Prepare to cascade facilitation of desired behaviors throughout the organization.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Communications plan is determined.
  • Behaviors displaying focus values are reinforced.
  • Culture Facilitation Guide is tailored to the needs of leaders throughout the process.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Outline recognition program for early adopters.
  • Method outlined to positively reinforce desired behaviors
4.2 Customize the Culture Facilitation Guide for Leaders.
  • Culture Facilitation Guide for Leaders