Culture. We all have it, we all live it, whether intentional or not. “Culture by Default” is characterized by passiveness, and little or no awareness about how and why we collaborate, behave and work the way we do. In a default culture we try to “solve” culture with values on the walls and a 100+ pages culture deck that no one reads, understands nor can relate to.
Whereas “Culture by Design” is characterised by actively taking ownership of how you collaborate, organise, behave, and work. It's practised by prioritsing and making space for reflection and experimentation. This culture leads to growth mindsets, shared ownership and leadership. It enhances learning and innovation, and leads to high performance.
People support what they create - the days of communicating your way out of a messy situation are over. Instead we help you involve people from all parts of your organisation to fully understand what’s holding them back from, and what would support them in doing their best work.
As an organisation it crucial to set big and ambitious goals for where you want to go in the future. The same goes for your culture. But trying to fix everything at once will never get you anywhere - that's why we love low-hanging fruits! When we start small and get quick wins, we create excitement and progress! Culture is a marathon, not a sprint.
Change is hard, but it’s going to be even hard if you neglect how it affects the people in your organisation. We help you embrace the fears and feelings so we can use them to understand how to develop your teams and organisation for the better.
The best answers always lay in how well we understand the challenge and why it exist. We bring a curious mind and a ton of questions to identify assumptions and the root cause of the challenge at hand. It's only when we uncover the root causes, we can create simple and impactful solutions.
We’re sorry to say, but when it comes to culture, it’s really a “one size fits one” situation –no two cultures are the same. That's why the copy paste approach doesn't do the job. Instead we help you prototype, test and learn to understand what structures, tools and methods that works for your unique culture.