Culture Business Consultant
Corporate cultures develop in all organizations whether a person is guiding and shaping the process or not. The risk of allowing culture to develop on its own is that negative and unproductive cultural elements will become engrained and become put to weed out once you notice that there is a problem. To develop the right business culture, it is advisable to turn to NXT LVL ROI Business Consulting Services. We have the best experts when it comes to developing the right business culture. With the right business culture, you can be sure that your brand will attract and attain more customers in comparison to your competitors. Therefore, our consultants are a great asset to your brand especially when it comes to developing the right business culture.
As culture business consultants, we will help any company that has a commitment to create a positive corporate culture. We can also help your company if it is undergoing major changes to make sure that your key values remain in place during and even after the transition process. We will make sure that the new or improved organization values its customers and team and works towards its goals. Our business culture consultants will do all that they can to make sure that they are giving you nothing but the best from the process.
Creating a corporate culture is just like creating a productive garden from the ground up. You will want to look at some of the elements that are already in place such as the position of the sun, where the shade is, and where does the water drain to. When developing a corporate culture, you will be evaluating your organization in the same way. You need to evaluate the attitudes and assets of the company in the same way.
Furthermore, you will have to commit to each and every step in the process. Think of testing the soil to check what is missing, appropriately enriching it, selecting what you need to pant, and taking good care of the same. You will pull up the weeds as soon as they crop up and not having to wait for them to develop their tenacious roots. You need to deal with the organizational culture in the same way. If you allow bad habit to become deep rooted in your organization, you will find it hard to get out of the practices. Besides, some of them will have permanent effects of your organization and recovering from the process will not be easy.
Even though you would like your garden to be a place that is highly productive, you have to sheer beauty in some of the places. Perhaps, you will require a place for the wildflowers, broader for the perennial greenery, and a peaceful rock garden off in the shade. You need some analogous approaches to see the development of good corporate culture.
Just like a master garden will work with several individuals to show them the best results, our business culture consultants apply various processes and tools to make sure that there are positive changes to the business culture at all the levels of your organization. The first thing that our experts do is to assess your needs and identify the tools that are necessary in defining goals and working towards the excellence of your corporate culture. They make sure that customers develop the right skills for handling both the incipient changes and those changes that will come later on. Therefore, you will have a team that is working towards the development of the best organizational culture. Our team will teach the leaders of your organization on how to manage business culture and the best ways to build strong teams.
It is the nature of human beings to try and resist change under all costs. In case you are experiencing a resistance to change in your organization, you need to call upon our corporate culture consultants to help you overcome such a situation. One thing that I would like you to understand is that resistance to change is natural. Like the soil of untended garden get difficult and tough to work on, business cultures that stubbornly cling to the old and ineffective methods of achieving your goals makes changing the culture of your organization next to an impossibility. In such a case, you need our organizational culture consultants to come and advise you on the best way forward.
Given the skills that our business consultants possess, we will teach your team positive and forward-looking ways of encouraging teams and individuals to embrace change. You should not have the management team forcing changes among the workforce. Remember some of them will already be frightened or bewildered by the possibility of a major cultural upheaval. We will make sure that your employees embrace the whole element of change. It is good to show them that the change will work to the better of the organization. With this in mind, cultural changes are meant to improve the working environment and hence livelihoods of your employees. It means that the earlier they embrace the whole idea of cultural change the better. Our consultants will make sure that this is possible by all means.
Whatever you do, business culture is something that will just develop. Therefore, it is upon the business leaders to stay ahead of the business culture story so that they can shape it. Just like the gardener will shape a box hedge to make it beautiful and functional, the organizational leaders should do the same for the business culture. This will make sure that the culture does not grow towards the wrong direction. Most organizations cannot afford to employ a full-time in-house corporate culture expert. The best way forward is to hire our business culture consultants. We will come to provide the relevant guidance and leave the organization after accomplishing our goal.
Given the broad-industry experience that our team carries, you can be sure of getting better results within a shorter period. We will come in when your organization needs our services that most. Change is inevitable in the modern business world as it can be quite dizzying. When you manage these changes with commitment and skill, the results will be better than you ever predicted.
This is exactly what our professionals will come in to help you achieve. We have highly qualified business consultants who will make sure that the culture of your organization is moving towards the right direction. Here are some of the tips that we use to make sure that you implement business culture in the best way possible;
You cannot replace deeply embedded culture with simple upgrades or major overhaul efforts. Besides, you cannot swap up your culture with a new one as if you are dealing with a CPU or operating system. Your current business culture is what it is and has components that give your organization natural advantages and those that act as brakes.
Therefore, you cannot just change everything overnight. From experience, there is no business culture that is all good or one that is all bad. Therefore, you cannot effectively work with a business culture unless you understand it. This is the first thing that we aspire to learn when helping you to modify your business culture. We will identify the traits that are consistent and preeminent and discern the ways in which these traits can be a hindrance or helpful. In other words, there is both a yang and a yin to cultural traits. For instance, you can have the culture of looking inward for new staff to promote. However, with new products, you will be forced to look outward for the best industry expertise. For us, we only encourage changes that have a positive impact on your business.
Most people hold that changes in behavior normally follow mental shifts. It tells you why most businesses in the United States try to change the mind-sets by communicating their business values and placing them in glossy brochures. From our experience in business consultancy, this technique does not work. Culture is more about doing than just saying. You will rarely change the behaviors and beliefs of people purely via training and development programs, top-down messaging, and identifiable cues. People tend to act their way into believing and not thinking their way into acting.
The best starting point is tangible changes to key behaviors. The changes should be measurable, observable, repeatable, actionable, and tangible. From observations, some best changes relate to empowerment, collaboration, and interpersonal relations. These are the things that we will help you to put in place as you work on your organizational culture. We look for the best ways of encouraging culture changes through the modification of behaviors.
According to conventional wisdom, you need a comprehensive approach when working on business culture. It means that all people should change everything that isn’t perfect. However, businesses should be rigorously selective while choosing behaviors. The guiding principle is focusing on the critical few which is a smaller number of the most important behaviors that will have the biggest impact. Discern some of the few things that individuals that impact business performance positively when people do them. For instance, it could be ways of talking with customers or starting meetings. You have to make sure all these are aligned to the overall strategy of your business. People should also feel good about these things to be able to tap into their emotional commitment.
From here, you can translate the critical behaviors into simple and practical steps that people can do daily. We refer to this process as codifying and you need to choose a few groups of workers who are primed to these few behaviors. The people who respond strongly to these behaviors are more likely to spread and implement them. To make your culture evolution program successful, we will help you target a few critical behaviors. Convert the general behaviors into specifics for every section of the organization. We will help you to carry out this transformation to make the whole process more successful. Your business leaders should act as role models by explicitly modeling the behaviors. It will be able to present your business culture in the best light.
You should not confuse the authority that a formal position confers to with leadership. Leadership is a natural attribute that is displayed and exercised informally with no regard to any position or title in your organizational chart. Most organizations don’t recognize the authentic informal leaders that are found within them. Most of them are underused and overlooked when it comes to driving the business culture. You can use surveys, interviews, and tools like organizational network analysis to identify these leaders.
These leaders are powerful allies who can influence behavior as they show by doing. The core leadership traits to look for in these leaders include pride builders, exemplars, networkers, and early adopters. Each of these people have a critical role to play when it comes to building the right culture for your organization. We will screen through your organization and help you to identify the right leaders to drive the change process.
We have organization that believe that business culture is a preserve of the human resource professionals. However, leaders from all business departments have a crucial role to play when it comes to championing and safeguarding the desired behaviors. These people will help you to reinforce cultural alignment and energize personal feelings. The emotional commitment signal from the top leaders will motivate everyone to follow suite.
If your employees discover that there is a disconnect between your employees and the culture that you are promulgating, they will disengage from it and mimic the behavior from the senior management. Our consultants will help your top management to demonstrate the change that you would like to report. Therefore, you need a few leaders who have the right attitude to spearhead the whole process. Your team will appreciate the new behavioral attributes within no time.
Values, motivations, and feelings are all vital elements of building a strong business culture. These are some of the things that will help you to succeed in the market. Most employees walk out of value discussions or culture-focused town halls wondering how the advice about being a better person will translate into the work that they do. Offering well defined and tangible examples about how cultural interventions will improve financial outcomes and performance will avoid this disconnect.
NXT LVL ROI Business Consulting Services will select behaviors that can improve business performance and those that can be measured over time. We look for the most innovative ways of inspiring behavioral changes that you wish to exhibit in your organization. It will make us help you change your mind-set and focus within no time. You will be able to enhance the performance of your organization through our initiative to change behavior.
The age that we live in is characterized by notorious short attention spans. This applies to the media attention habits of people as it does to organizational culture. When employees hear of new high-profile efforts and initiatives and don’t see any activities that are related to them for several months, they will disengage and grow cynical. Therefore, it is crucial to display the effect of cultural efforts on the business results the soonest that you can.
One of the best approaches that we use in this is stage performance pilots which are high profile demonstration projects. Pilots are low-risk efforts which introduce specific behaviors that you can thereafter evaluate and assess. It often rides on dashboards that define the desired impact, the strategies used, and the specific metrics that you will employ. Our team is very diligent when it comes to demonstrating the impact. We will want your employees to see the desired changes within the shortest time possible. It is one of the elements that give us a high success rate when it comes to culture changes. The employees will begin to appreciate the changes within no time. It is because of this that they will begin to appreciate the importance of shifting their behaviors.
New ideas can spread virally across the functions and departments of your organization. The same case also applies from bottom up as well as top down. It is an element we make good use of when it comes to driving business culture. One great example of spreading business culture ideas is through the use of social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, tweets, and blogs among others. This should not originate from the senior management but rather from the authentic informal leaders that we mentioned above.
Like news, information, and music, social media is also more effective in spreading critical behaviors. People will become more receptive to changes when friends recommend and share them on social media. It is a more compelling credible social proof than similar testimonials from the role of people whose responsibility is selling something. Our consultants will make your desired behavioral changes to go viral within the organization in the shortest time possible. The model that we use depends on the nature of your company and type of behavior changes that you wish to record. Your company should facilitate connections between groups to share insights and learning. As the behavior continues to spread, the company leaders will realize higher performance together with peer and leadership recognition. Our goal is to see the cultural change create a significant positive effect in the performance of your organization.
As we said, informal leaders have a crucial role to play in making your ideas to go viral. However, we always match the new cultural direction with the current ways of doing things. Cultural interventions and informal mechanisms should compliment and also integrate with the more common formal organizational components. We use disciplines like lean process improvement, human resources, analytics, and organizational design to provide a structure through which people can work. Formal organizations provide a rationale for the actions of the employees.
On the contrary, informal organizations allow the emotional commitment which characterizes the peak performance. When you integrate the formal structures with the informal norms, you will report timely battlefield adjustments that will serve you for several decades.
Once you achieve the desired behavioral change, the battle does not end there. Even if our consultants will be leaving the organization, you should continue to manage the situation actively over time. If not, new traits can come in and see you lose everything. We recommend that you use our professionals to carry out regular periodic checks so that everything is kept under watch.
It means that you will monitor, care for, manage, and update your cultural forces. We can refer to these people as culture superstars. When you align your culture with the operating and strategic priorities, it will deliver hidden sources of motivation and energy that will accelerate changes faster than what formal programs and processes do. Currently, you could be having a highly effective culture but it may not be good for the future. Therefore, closely monitoring your culture is something that is unavoidable under all costs.
At NXT LVL ROI Business Consulting Services, Our Expertise Resides Within These 3 Core Foundational Services:
Even though the above 3 core services is what our agency & consulting firm is about, we offer several other ancillary services below. Whatever your business or professional needs our, we’re your one stop shop consulting firm to discover & deploy proven solutions to you and your business.