The Levers of Culture
A knowledge of the context, culture and environment is an essential backdrop for any corporation initiative. An understanding of the culture and characteristics of the organization that is essential in planning the approach to change and transformation.
Culture is the things that people think, it is the things people believe in, it is the things that motivate them, it is the things that make them what they are.
Perception of culture can vary depending on the levels. It is people and the symbols they recognize that make up an organisation.
The executive team and other senior managers may have some understanding, often not well expressed articulate., but that's not the entire story.
Understanding how and why people in your organisation think and believe uncovers a wide variety of information. It is essential for developing a change strategy or improving people performance.
In trying to comprehend why people think they way they do, managers have to make judgements about the importance they ascribe to expressed beliefs.