Change: Step Eight
Feb 24, 2015
Step Eight: Anchor the Changes in Corporate Culture
Finally, to make any change stick, it should become part of the core of your organisation. Your corporate culture often determines what gets done, so the values behind your vision must show in day-to-day work.
Make continuous efforts to ensure that the change is seen in every aspect of your organisation. This will help give that change a solid place in your organisation's culture.
It's also important that your company's leaders continue to support the change. This includes existing staff and new leaders who are brought in. If you lose the support of these people, you might end up back where you started.
What you can do:
Talk about progress every chance you get. Tell success stories about the change process, and repeat other stories that you hear.
Include the change ideals and values when hiring and training new staff.
Publicly recognise key members of your original change coalition, and make sure the rest of the staff – new and old – remembers their contributions.
Create plans to replace key leaders of change as they move on. This will help ensure that their legacy is not lost or forgotten.
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