Culture Change – It starts with you Mr. CEO!

Jason Burt

The Culture Change “Question”

A common question that is asked of me during my consulting adventures is “How do we create culture change?”. This is one of the most difficult issues to address within any business. I will often start working with an organization well after their pursuit of change and a new culture vision has failed and typically cost many dollars and hours of effort to provide very little results. The simple question is why? Why did all the efforts of leadership meetings, crafting the vision, employee discussions, and communication plans fail and end with frustration and the same culture that has been representative in the company for years? It is because you didn’t change. You, the CEO, President, Owner, Founder, Chief I’m-in-charge person, or whatever you call yourself did not change the way you lead. You did not change YOUR behavior….so why would the culture change?