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Big bangs don’t create culture

Big bang change processes don’t work.  Change that is sustainable has to be gradual and continuous.  Big bangs simply generate resistance, resentment and, sometimes, revolutions.

The secret of change is that everyone who will be involved in achieving the change must understand not only what the vision of success looks like, but what the values are that underpin it.  This isn’t a quick fix; it’s a slow, but powerful process that depends on a 360 examination of the principles, values and beliefs that will create the organisation culture.
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Push, coach and empower

(Photo courtesy of Stefan Wagner)

When you take on the challenge of becoming the leader of an organisation you’ll almost certainly be faced with things that need to change.  Depending on what state the organisation is in will influence whether you dictate, direct or delegate.

It’s important that a new leader defines the way forward so every member of the team has a clear vision of where they’re heading for.  If the organisation needs radical change in order to succeed, that can be very different vision to the one that the team have had in their sights.  In fact, if the company is struggling part of the problem is probably that the original vision has become so hazy that it’s impossible to see.
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