Deliberately Designing Culture for Collaboration

Collaborative organisational culture doesn't just happen, it needs conscious and deliberate design and careful nurturing. In this workshop participants will explore what a collaborative organisation culture is, why it matters and how to deliberately design culture.

Culture is "the way we do things here" rather than anything written or prescribed, so understanding how leadership attitudes and behaviors influence and create organisation culture is vitally important to successfully establishing an environment where people are able to bring their whole selves to work, are engaged and positively contribute to the organisation's success.

This session is presented as series of facilitated conversations drawing out the key aspects of organisation culture and showing how it is influenced by a wide variety of factors including structure, geography, promotion policies and practices, the conversations leaders have, what gets rewarded, ignored or punished, relationships and friendships and a wide variety of other factors.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • 10 mins Participants form groups and explore what they understand by culture
  • 10 mins Group activity to identify aspects of culture which are above and below the waterline (externally visible)
  • 10 mins Interact lecture - aspects of culture
  • 5 mins Culture as an elastic band
  • 10 mins Identify the aspects of your own organisation culture
  • 5 mins Interactive lecture - creating a culture book
  • 10 mins Design your own culture book
  • 10 mins What it takes to change culture
  • 10 mins Where to from here - concrete actions and individual commitments

Learning Outcome

By the end of the session the participants will be able to identify areas of culture change they wish to address in their own organisations and will have some resources to help them in their culture design. They will have a clear pathway for the changes they wish to make and tools to support the change.

Target Audience

Leaders; Change Influencers;

Prerequisites for Attendees

An interest in and concern for organisation culture

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