often existing cultures are one of the vital components of the organisation’s success to date, so leaders want to hold on to what’s fuelled this success
But with rapid growth comes culture strain – ways of working are often outgrown and need to be adapted, management practices need to change, and the employee experience and expectations need to be refreshed.
Unless you revisit and refresh the culture to support the future, the very culture that has fuelled your success today could ultimately squash the success of the future.
Your culture will have grown and developed throughout the lifetime of the business. It is “the way things are done” and often sits as an unseen presence, influencing every action, process and attitude. But whether that culture asserts a positive or negative influence on the profitability, reputation and longevity of the business can be a bit of a hit and miss affair unless the leadership team take positive steps to monitor, manage and steer the culture of the business in a direction which supports the strategy and rapid growth.
It’s not about throwing everything away, (many ways of working will continue to thrive in the new environment) but being clear about the culture that is required to support the future growth of the business, and bring about the change in a systematic and engaging way, evolving your culture and supporting and engaging your people on the journey.
Many of our clients have been lucky enough to experience rapid growth and we have been lucky enough to be invited to help them embrace that change.
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