Ultimately, aversion to change is a human condition, so why do we try to manage it in a systematic, process driven way? For us, there’s one very simple thing that should always be at the heart of any culture change or development - and that’s human nature.
Whilst it may seem that everything in life is changing very quickly, mainly driven by rapid technological development, as human beings, we are not. Of course we do change and evolve but not at the speed of everything that is changing around us – we remain human at heart with basic needs to feel valued, communicated with and respected.
They are three huge questions that often cause clients to stop in their tracks. You can find out more about the five roles in our article here or by grabbing a copy of Jane’s book, The Culture Builders: Leadership Strategies for Employee Performance.
The Culture Builders provided six months of intensive on the ground support for the CIO, his leadership team and an 80 strong change advocacy group during a landmark transformation of the 600 strong global technology function at a leading global engineering company.
The support incorporated co-creating the change strategy, leadership development, team building and coaching for a new executive team and wider SLT; strategic development, project management, storytelling, communicating with impact and change management training across the change advocacy group. Acting as both an external specialist supporting at the most senior level as well as an on the ground extension of the in-house team, our support was described as invaluable to the successful transition.
“When faced with a huge change to deliver across an organisation, it’s all too easy to focus on the change process, not the human beings who will experience it. The Culture Builders challenged us brilliantly and supported us to rewrite our change strategy in a way that placed the human at the heart of it. We delivered the change successfully and it actually changed our company culture for the better.”
Read more here about taking a human approach to change.