In discussions with many authorities the need to develop a fundamentally new culture aligned with the demands and challenges it faces is often to the fore. This goes to the heart of any major transformation programme.
Structural change is only effective if matched by cultural change. The financial imperative and the need for a more commercially aware and astute approach is often the driver of transformation but there are other factors such as new ways of agile working and embracing technology. Cultural change can be value driven but what does that mean in practice in terms of management style and individual behaviours. Is the organisation espousing the need for commercial thinking but at the same time putting barriers in the way?
This workshop is an interactive opportunity to develop your awareness and understanding of the organisational implications of change and the way in which Organisational Development can be used to challenge and shift culture to where it needs to be. It’s a chance to share experiences and opportunities and stimulate ideas and possibilities.
- A clear understanding of what organisational culture is and why it is so important
- A toolkit of Organisational Development interventions
- A clarity about the type of culture needed for a transformed organisation.
09:30 Welcome and Introduction – Clarifying workshop and individual goals
09:45 What is organisational culture? – Developing a shared understanding
10:15 Where is your organisation now? How would the culture be described?
11:15 The importance of clear organisational purpose, clarity of goals and values that are aligned and shared
12:00 Creating a culture that encourages rather than blocks and stifles, what are the barriers?
13:15 Where do you want to be – Your organisations cultural vision
13:45 Symbols used to communicate culture
14:00 Organisational Development – a coordinated approach
15:00 Developing bold leadership and proactive support services
15:45 Personal actions and next steps