In episode 114 of “The JoyPowered® Workspace Podcast,” JoDee and Susan discuss shifting your organization’s culture. This episode is a component of a larger SHRM program offering called “Elevating Performance: A People Strategy for Building High Performance Organizations.”
There are lots of reasons why employers might consider changing their culture. They may be seeing some red flags in their workplace, like high turnover, an increase in grievances being filed, or EEO charges. They could sense that the culture doesn’t align with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. If your company is going through a merger or acquisition, you can’t integrate with two different cultures, so that may require a shift. As young organizations grow and add more people, they may need to make a change to the bootstrap culture that helped them launch. A new leader may feel like it’s their role to come in, assess the culture, and make changes quickly. Finally, organizations may want to make a culture shift if they haven’t spent any intentional time thinking about their culture before.
When you want to shift your culture, where do you begin? JoDee and Susan suggest checking out SHRM’s “Elevating Performance” course, creating a culture of continual learning and growth that embraces failure, and making sure that your employees understand the purpose behind their work and why it matters.
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