Planned change management programs that are attempting to make large-system cultural changes in an organization are among the most difficult to manage. When addressing cultural issues, it is important to understand the current
large-system and subsystem cultures, plan for a process that leads to a new cultural norm, and determine what steps to take to transition the culture.
One ex of a large cultural shift might be an organization growing from being a family-owned, small-to-midsize organization to a publicly traded organization with international locations. Create a presentation that addresses the following issues associated with such a change:
- What steps would you take to diagnose the current culture?
- Discuss the elements of an organizational culture.
- How would you identify which elements of culture need to be addressed in this large system change?
- What recommendations do you have for the organization as it manages the system changes as they relate to culture?