By Bernard Chanliau (Ireland)

We know culture eats strategy, structure and others for breakfast – it’s very hungry….So it seems really appropriate at the start of a new year to learn how best you can deal with culture change because in this VUCA world it is part of the norm in order to innovate, creating value for your customers and removing ‘waste’ from all processes.

Culture and ChangeIn a recent survey from PwC (2013) on Why Culture matters and how it makes Change Stick, 84% of the respondent believe culture is critical to the business with only 35% thinking their company’s culture is effectively managed. The top barriers to change are the usual culprits of competing commitments creating change fatigue and inadequate systems, processes…to support change with only 48% agreeing that critical capabilities aren’t in place to sustain change.

I believe one of most efficient way to sustain change is to upgrade your own internal capabilities, your unique integral Operating System, mostly with internal change agents using (Systemic) Team Coaching as a conversational leadership tool to bring about the desired result. This work is not for the faint… team coaches must be people who can gain the trust of intelligent, sceptical leaders and be able to engage the individuals and the whole group immediately.

*Image credit The Rhizome Network

Source: iCN Issue 14 vol.2  (Marketing for Coaches); pages 45-48

About Bernard Chanliau

Bernard Chanliau, ICF Ireland Coach of the year (2015) is a faculty member on Xenergie’s Advanced Systemic Team Coaching Diploma accredited by the Association for Coaching UK (AADCT) and recognised by the International Coach Federation (94 CCEUs). A highly experienced and qualified C-Suite coach. He holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) status from the ICF and can be contacted on LinkedIn.