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An easy way to disrupt your industry – the five orientations of a truly Customer Centric Culture

Creating a culture of customer centricity is at the core of many organisations’ espoused values and focus. Yet for many organisations that espouse customer centricity, this is still a holy grail. As consumers, Adaptive Cultures often identify areas where businesses we buy from could very easily disrupt their industry, by paying greater attention to the ...

Individual, structural and social maturity – foundations for adaptive organisations

A simple pop quiz to start this week’s article. When you have been through a transformational change in an organisation, where has your organisation focused its attention: a. Structural evolution – transforming processes, systems, structures and planning cycles that enhance ways of working and better enable the organisation’s aspirations b. Social evolution – transforming communication ...

Building momentum through networks

The work of cultural transformation is deeply complex with a great deal of uncertainty and ambiguity. While it is essential for any transformation to be championed and role modelled from the top, it also requires a strong network of people at multiple levels within and across an organisation to be able to sustain significant change. ...

Cultural Evolution – When slowing down is the fastest way forward

While many change initiatives have clearly defined scope and timeframes, the pace with which culture can and will transform is highly variable.  Whilst momentum is necessary to  transform culture, there are times when the faster change is driven, the stronger the resistance, and the less likely we are to generate sustainable cultural transformation. If this ...

Cynics, Believers and Realistic Optimists in Cultural Evolution

In our work with organisational cultures, there is often deep cynicism regarding culture and change programs. The cynicism is frequently not without good reason, and when explored can contain valuable information regarding competing organisational commitments.  Cynicism is often the result of a culture which has limited personal agency and autonomy, and organisations with a history ...

Happy Holidays from the Adaptive Cultures Team

We would like to thank you for being a part of the Adaptive Cultures community this year and for your valuable contribution. This year has been one of acceleration and opportunity for Adaptive Cultures, full of meaningful and inspiring work with clients who have been ready to embrace the work of cultural evolution. Here are ...
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