During our careers it is not uncommon for us to read about or experience organizations with absolute model cultures, training programs and work environments. Most of us look longingly at companies that offer employee perks that run the gamut, from foosball tables to slick collaboration spaces. We often wonder, “why doesn’t my company offer that?” Some of us have worked for companies which appear to be the pinnacle of creativity, and progressive ideas, only to leave and find that other companies do not buy-in to that same innovative, creative way of doing business. Many of us stand looking in at these other companies thinking, “Maybe the grass really is greener on the other side.” It is time that we shift our paradigm! If our Organization’s grass is not green enough, then we need to make it greener! As Learning and Development professionals, the time has come for us to evolve in to the Organizational Effectiveness space to affect change in our own organizations. Our circle of influence must expand beyond Learning and Development to take on a further strategic role. We are now called to take on a consultative posture to influence solutions within the business lines and the culture. All too often we try to compare cultural elements from other organizations with our own. We import other’s cultural and learning practices in a piecemeal fashion or we desperately try to transplant a culture we have previously experienced in another organization to the culture in which we currently work. Organizational Effectiveness is not a game of checkers but a game of chess, it is strategic and deliberate. During this session you will be challenged to examine:
- Your current corporate culture as a whole.
- Are you supporting your culture from hire to retire?
- Are you importing best practices? Or adding cultural elements piecemeal?
- What cultural elements are the right kind for your Organization?
- What role Learning and Development plays is supporting the Culture?
- Next steps to take on the role of an Organizational Effectiveness professional.