Shaping Company and Team Cultures

Description Of Work

Organizational and team cultures are very real phenomena. They can be consciously created when staff knows how. Once created, cultures are hugely influential in determining what work gets done and how it happens.

Examples of Related Work Successfully Completed by Critical Change

  • Conducted work with several teams at a corporation when culture clashes limited collaboration. The teams were composed of long-term company employees, employees who joined the firm through an acquisition, and employees hired from related industries. Our work was highly instrumental in moving the three teams forward together to deliver much better products.
  • Worked with four teams being merged into one, in order to capitalize on employee knowledge and increase their effectiveness. This newly created team had to contend with conflicting cultures which carried-over from the previous teams. After our work, employees were able to move ahead as one team with the foundations of a shared culture.
  • Assisted seven teams who were engaged in mission-critical work together, to create a shared culture; this greatly increased their ability to work together.
  • Guided a culture change of a company’s IT group, assisting them in becoming much more customer-focused.

Critical Change is highly experienced in helping organizations create and adjust cultures and ensure that those cultures remain linked to business direction and strategies; and would be pleased to share those skills to benefit your organization. Call us to find out how we can help.

Shaping Company and Team Cultures

Questions to Help You Assess Cultures

  • Do your leaders and employees understand the importance of culture?
  • Have your companywide and team cultures been created by conscious design or have they evolved haphazardly?
  • Do you know how to create and evolve organizational and team cultures?
  • Do those cultures:
    • Support business direction?
    • Reinforce organizational systems?
    • Encourage employees to collaborate and share knowledge appropriately?
  • Do your team cultures clash with one another?