Any company undergoing a social business transformation has to address the cultural change for sustained adoption. If you don't plan to deal with the change in mindset of your employees then you are planning to fail.
When I talk about the culture of social business I'm referring to the human behaviours of what it means to be social in business and the change in mindset associated with sustained change.
The culture of a true social business is about being open, transparent and encouraging trust amongst your peers and colleagues. It's where much more value is placed upon the benefits of networking and relationship building with employees to work together on the companies goals.
I often use the phrase 'Social Business is said to flatten hierarchies'. This doesn't mean it replaces them, but instead creates the framework to allow the right employees to collaborate and focus on the objectives to deliver regardless of the job title they hold.
"For every piece of the knowledge pie you share, you will receive two in return."
This event debated how companies should manage this cultural change to be successful in their social business transformation and reveals the new CHANGES methodology designed to help any business evolve to become a true social business.
Q1) Top down management policies are the best way to change an entrenched culture. Agree / disagree?
Q2) Are methodologies like The CHANGES Methodology, essential for changing hearts & minds for social collaboration?
Q3) What 3 top tips would you advise any organization dealing with a dramatic cultural change (e.g. no internal email)?
Q4) Cultural change in any organization has to be driven from HR. Agree / disagree?
Q5) Many people in an organization will always fear change. How do you overcome this fear/resistance?
- The Path Of Social Media Enlightenment - via David Christopher
- 7 Top Tips For Creating The Social Workplace - via David Christopher
- How To Change Your Organisation's Culture - via The Wall Street Journal
- How To Change Your Culture: Organizational Culture Change - via About.com
- The Vital Role Of HR In Waking The Walking Dead - via Ian Buckingham
- Who Leads Cultural Change? - via Amanda Coleman
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