Investing in culture change can be a pain.  We have to have those touchy feely conversations, everyone has to change the way they do things and we can be a little cynical about what the business is really trying to achieve.

So, why not make it fun?  Rather than a serious workshop with serious discussions that seem designed to suck the fun out of work, why not make a game of culture change?

Get the team on board for the vision of the organisation and then set them loose to identify the behaviours that support the vision and the ones that don’t.

Have competitions for the most creative way to demonstrate the culture you want (and the ones you don’t)

  • encourage group entries to the competitions  to build team work
  • use social media to promote positive and negative images
  • create a twitter feed to send positive messages
  • what about vox-popping messages of encouragement from team members to team members

Anything which highlights good practice that promotes the culture you are trying to achieve is a good thing.  The more you do it, the more innate it becomes, the more it becomes your culture.

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Written by Lisa Smith

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Lisa is a professional thinker dedicated to helping people unlock their innate creativity and to empower them to think differently – for themselves. She is passionate about building innovative cultures and about harnessing and engaging talent to create thinking communities. Lisa holds an MBA, specialising in organisational change and innovation, which forms the nucleus of her work. She relishes opportunities to share the Minds at Work thinking strategies with government bodies, socially responsible corporate, educators, community groups and farmers, helping them to turn their big ideas into realities.