We don’t see things as they are; we see things we are. – Anais Nin
Culture is at the center of individual, team, corporate and national behavior.
On the individual leadership level… explore and develop increased self- and cross-cultural awareness to understand the vital impact of culture on relationship building and work style differences from person-to person to around the world. Without cultural knowledge we may never know the mistakes we are making! What behaviors are currently helping or hindering your leadership success?
On the team and corporate level… finding alignment in the event of geographically dispersed teams, multicultural differences, a merger or an acquisition the urgent need to build shared values, shared vision and a cohesive culture is real! Some organizations have a long, storied past as traditional, hierarchical, steady industry leaders. Other organizations are younger, nimble, risk-tolerant, change-driven innovators. Depending on the endgame one or the other may get you there faster or on a predictable, methodical path.
The cultural alignment process involves discussing in real time the role of culture and individual work styles on agility, collaboration, trust-based communications and high-performance teaming. Next, take this information and turn it into a roadmap to empower all to embrace the change required to get your team and/or your enterprise to the Next Level.