Written By: Pamela Erskine
How does culture impact strategy? - Your mission, vision, and values, help to define the strategy. The goals and objectives that are defined for individual strategies help to guide your staff to achieve the required outcomes and the culture is driving action toward achieving the strategies. The culture of the organization is formed by individual and group values, practices, and behaviors.
Annual planning involves defining the vision and strategies required to support the overall mission of the organization yet culture, which drives achievement of the vision and strategies, is often neglected. If culture is driving action, why is it often omitted from the strategic planning
When we neglect culture, time, money, and opportunity are negatively affected. Project execution takes longer. Ideas to improve products or services are lost. Conflict between coworkers and departments becomes normal. Turnover increases. All of the goals and objectives of the strategic plan may be accomplished but at what price?
Malcolm X once said “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” The culture of your IT organization sends a message about what it stands for - what the organization thinks is important.
Fostering a healthy culture requires nurturing. What does your IT culture say about the organization? Do your leaders know how to nurture the existing culture?
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