Culture Makes or Breaks New Leaders
Others likely believe that your success in the new role depends on understanding and successfully navigating your operational culture [link article]. In our experience, an accurate read of the culture is one of the most important contributors to New Leader success. However, understanding culture comes with significant challenges:
- How is the culture described?
- How does the work really get done?
- Is it the same for top leaders as it is for others deeper in the organization?
- Did your recruiter tell you "the truth" about the culture, or paint a picture of how it hopes to function someday?
There seem to be as many definitions of culture as there are people in a culture. Without a common understanding, it becomes impossible to consistently navigate the culture, much less drive culture change.
If you have been explicitly told (or believe) that your job is to change the culture, contact us.