Organization Culture Change

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In the online course that I teach for ASTD on Developing an Organizational Learning Culture , one of the questions I hear most often is, “How can I change the culture in my company when there is little support from management and our unions resist any change that might affect the work rules?”

Learning to Change Culture

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The culture-change bandwagon appears to be off and running at a fast pace. My fear is that in the rush to change they will overlook the hard work of preparing and supporting employees through the transition.

Culture Change and Leadership

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The culture of a company is shaped by the values and behaviors of its leaders. Times columnist Adam Bryant had with Vocalocity CEO Wain Kellum, we see how one leader’s values influence the culture of an organization.

Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

Someone recently asked how you would go about measuring culture change, and I thought it’s an interesting question. A learning culture is optimal for organizational innovation and agility, and it’s likely that not all elements are already in place. So it’s plausible that you’d want to change, and if you do, you’d like to know how it’s going. Say, for instance, one desirable outcome of a learning culture would be, well, learning!

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

rapidly changing. Change Journey. can then design a broader experience to support the change journey on which, we’d like to lead the individual. The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think 9 READY TO MAKE A CHANGE? 10 What Does a Change Journey Look Like?

Culture Change is More Than Skin Deep

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The new Pope appears to have made culture change top on his list of priorities. These are signs that Pope Francis is taking steps to change a historically secretive institution; one that has recently suffered from leaked internal documents that imply palace intrigue.

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. We have become accustomed to blaming the culture of an organization for the failure of any initiative, and more so when the change calls for redefining and re-imagining how people work and interact. No matter how hard we try to change the culture – and I do believe that leaders and managers are trying – the discourse we use lets us down.

Culture Change Can Stick

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Lasting culture change is possible in organizations that have lost their way if they focus on current successes and start small. Katzenbach, Ilona Steffen, and Caroline Kronley titled, Cultural Change That Sticks: Start With What’s Already Working.

eLearning for Culture Change

Integrated Learnings

I’m currently working on an eLearning module intended to support an organizational culture change initiative. To be clear, the eLearning module isn’t viewed as the primary catalyst for the change; rather, it is one of many components supporting the larger initiative. The goal of the cultural shift is for employees to respond to certain types of situations in a particular way. How will the work environment look and feel different as a result of the culture change?

70:20:10: Drive performance by enacting change in your learning culture

Docebo

For organizations to truly enact change that drives results in their L&D activities, they must embrace a mindset shift that considers L&D as a performance management function instead of simply a training function.

Assessing Your Organizational Learning Culture

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To what extent does your organization have a learning culture? What is your current culture? Using Edgar Schein ’s definition of organizational culture, you’ll want to know to what extent: Underlying beliefs and assumptions support learning in your organization.

Culture Eats Strategy

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Ford signals willingness to change to boost stock price ( USA Today ). According to these news stories, three venerable companies are making major changes that they believe will help them move into the future and implement a winning business strategy. This reminds us of the warning attributed to Peter Drucker : “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It’s more about developing the right culture than implementing the right strategy.

31 Ways to Help Employees Handle Change

Pract.us

If you’ve ever tried to implement organizational change, you’ll readily believe that it can cause as much stress in the workplace as personal problems like divorce and relocations. Listen to feedback about how the change is working. Understand the process of change.

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Becoming a Social Business -- Beyond Culture Change

ID Reflections

The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. We have become accustomed to blaming the culture of an organization for the failure of any initiative, and more so when the change calls for redefining and re-imagining how people work and interact. No matter how hard we try to change the culture – and I do believe that leaders and managers are trying – the discourse we use lets us down.

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Organization Culture Change: Where There's a Will, There's a Way

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Contrary to popular belief, organization culture can be changed, if only leaders put their minds to it. Some executives try to sidestep culture by arguing that the culture in their organizations can’t be changed. Culture is difficult to change but not impossible.

We Need to Change the Culture Around Sexual Harassment Training

David Kelly

If ever we were being forced to deal with this problem as a culture, now would be the time. ”, but I decided to make it a little sharper because I do believe our industry has some responsibility in perpetuating the culture that exists around sexual harassment.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

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All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. These services are competition for established companies and are changing the industry and guest expectations.

Culture or Cultures?

Clark Quinn

A twitter pointer led me to an HBR article arguing that We’re Thinking about Organizational Culture all Wrong. In it, the author argues that it’s fallacious to think that there’s just one organizational culture, , and that all people buy into it. The first is that the cultural values may be interpreted differently. The second is that people may comply with the culture even if they don’t agree with it. Cultures are developed and do change.

Why Your Organization Needs a Learning Culture

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A learning culture is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization.

Changing Culture: Changing the Game

Clark Quinn

I previously wrote about Sutton & Rao’s Scaling up Excellence , and have now finished a quick read of Connors & Smith’s Change the Culture, Change the Game. Sutton & Rao’s was very descriptive of the changes they observed and the emergent lessons. They aptly point out that many change initiatives stop at the second step, and don’t get the necessity of the subsequent two steps.

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21rst Century Organizations Need a Learning Culture

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Most companies today have a “training culture”. In a podcast produced for ATD, I explain why organizations need to change from this “training culture” to a “learning culture”.

GLD 2: Defining Leadership Across Cultures

Your Training Edge

When training for leadership across cultures, it’s necessary to be mindful of the fact that the concept and definitions of leadership may be different across cultures. And before we proceed, let’s define a “culture”.

Meaningful, Engaging, Workplace Culture

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The culture-change bandwagon keeps rolling. In an effort to make work more meaningful and engaging, companies are implementing dramatic changes in their policies and structure. In each case, the policy changes should be treated as experiments with learning as a goal.

Defining Organizational Culture

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When we talk about an organization’s culture, what do we mean? The term “culture”, like “engagement” and “learning”, is in danger of losing its meaning as people use it arbitrarily to describe. Here are some examples of how "culture" has been used in relation to organizations.

The Biggest Myth in Building a Learning Culture

Learning Rebels

“The millennial generation requires belonging to an organization where a strong learning culture is present.” What I can’t agree with, is that having a culture of learning within an organization is because of a “new generational requirement.”

Imagine a Learning Culture

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Coaching Communication Employee Engagement Leadership Learning Culture Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Teamwork Training

Mobility and Organisational Culture and Environment

Upside Learning

While technology keeps changing, people don’t – or at least, not at the same pace. Mobile Learning learning culture mobile learning benefits Mobility organisational cultureMobility is powered by technology. There are going to be very rare times that technology and people move neck and neck, in sync. (If If you get that, end of post – have a nice day!) In the course of our […].

The Changing World of Work

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Microsoft and PopTech have created an eight part video series that describes how the world of work is changing, in both the company workplace and the global workplace. .

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2015 - Year of the Learning Culture

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The theme that cuts across most of my blog posts from last year is creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations. As a way of review, I’ve selected five blog posts about a learning culture from 2015 that have the most interest for readers.

Steps to Developing a Learning Culture

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Changing an organization’s culture is not easy. Culture is much too complex; it’s the how and why of what an organization does internally and externally. However, some CLOs feel pressure to change things immediately.

A Productive Learning Culture

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In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. The authors believe that a culture change is required. They say that businesses should shift from a culture based on participation in learning activities to a culture based on results from learning activities.

Cultural Intelligence for Learning Professionals

InSync Training

How are you adapting to respond to these changes in your classroom? Cultural intelligence Today''s virtual learning platforms are creating global classrooms. Are you ready?

Changing Culture: Scaling Up Excellence

Clark Quinn

I’ve found myself picking up books about how to change culture, as it seems to be the big barrier to a successful revolution. I’ve finished a quick read of Scaling Up Excellence , am in the midst of Change the Culture, Change the Game , and have Reinventing Organizations and Organize for Complexity (the latter two recommended by my colleague Harold Jarche ) on deck. Leaders have to go in, figure out what needs to change, and then lead that change.

KnowledgeStar: The App for a Learning Culture

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As a proponent of a learning culture in organizations, I’m always on the lookout for methods and products that contribute to creating and sustaining that kind of culture. KnowledgeStar™ changes the way people approach and use machinery.

Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

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If this post describes your organization, you need to make the transition to a learning culture. In January 2016 issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine , Kate Iverson quotes Dearborn: Justifying and inciting change in an engineering organization like SAP requires hard metrics.

Culture vs. Control

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Apparently, Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo, is trying to change a culture that had lost the nimbleness and creativity that it needs in order to compete in the world today. In a results oriented culture, how one works is determined by what one needs to achieve.