Why Changing Your Organizational Culture Is Not Working Episode 34

Why Changing Your Organizational Culture Is Not Working

by podcast on December 5, 2019

Why Changing Your Organizational Culture Is Not Working!

Have you ever wondered why it’s so difficult to change the culture of an organization? Learn why it’s so hard so you know what to do in this episode of the Solutions Oriented Leader Podcast.

All companies have a culture, but not all leaders are aware of their culture. First really assess your situation and know the values and routines that drive your team and shape your business. Then you can truly start to make an organizational cultural change.


As a motivational speaker and transformational leadership expert who has worked with global organizations and Fortune 500 companies, I have discovered that there are a few reasons why organizational change fails! The number one reason I see is that leaders are not aligned with the message and vision of the organization. As I always say, “you can’t sell what you don’t own”! If a leader does not believe in the mission or vision, they will never be able to sell the message.Changing your organizational culture is not easy, but it’s worth it!

Another reason organizational change does not work is when there are no foundational elements in place. The foundational elements I’m speaking about or a statement of values and mission or vision statement that’s been memorialized and shared with the whole team. Another reason I have discovered is that managers aren’t empowered to do the job they are strictly in a supervisory role equipped to guide team members through the smallest of changes.

Many of the companies I work with focusing on employee engagement have told me that the employees just don’t see the point in change and that’s why they’re not moving forward. It’s critical to have open communication and share your message with your team especially when it comes to making an organizational change if it is to work.

It’s important also to get your HR team involved in any type of organizational change because they will have to be dealing with key HR processes, including recruitment, onboarding and any performance management systems you have in place.

Lastly, if organizational change is going to be successful there needs to be open communication and feedback channels so that the team feels included in decisions that will affect their lives and the focus of the company.

These are just a few of the reasons why your organizational change may not be working. If you’d like to learn more, or have any specific questions, I’d be thrilled to talk with you. Reach out anytime you want to discuss the needs of your company culture and contact me directly at info@rickgoodman.com or call directly at 888-267-6098



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