THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN
How the individual levels are handled is related to the organizational design / the organizational structure. If the structures within which people work together change, this almost always triggers cultural shifts within the workforce / the organization.
A new organizational design, for example the transition from a classical hierarchical or matrix structure to an agile organisational structure, means that cooperation becomes based on different values, principles and practices or processes.
In the context of such a change project, the levels described above represent important fields of action and transition factors that must be taken into account. For changes at this level usually require more time and more intensive discussion at both individual and collective levels.
SUCCESS THROUGH A HOLISTIC APPROACH
For the reasons mentioned above, it is important to look at change and transformation projects from a systemic and holistic point of view:
- On which levels does a given measure cause what effects (whether by accident or design)?
- Where must additional efforts be made to achieve the desired goals?
- What are good starting points for achieving consistent levels?
For us consultants, such questions are important tools that we use to achieve success with our clients across all their transformation and development undertakings.