Aligning Culture with Values
What can you do when your organizational values sound great on paper, but are not implemented in daily practice? There is a breakdown between intention and reality, but it’s often not clear where this happens or how to fix it.
The first step in aligning organizational culture with values is awareness, because if you’re not aware something is off center, you can’t shift it. Without awareness of what is actually at play, we can get stuck in cycles of reacting instead of choosing and responding.
We use organizational inquiry processes to understand how the organization is functioning and surface both strengths and tensions. By asking questions–with kindness and compassion–we discover biases, assumptions, and other implicit elements of your culture. Once you are aware of the full picture, you can mindfully and intentionally design strategies that bring your organizational values to life.