8 Strategic Changes You Must Consider When Changing Culture

Since the world around us is constantly changing, the inability to change with it can have huge, negative consequences.

Everyone knows this and yet many organizations – even those full of very smart people – often find it almost impossible to change.

Geoffrey James has written a manifesto that explains the source of the difficulty and provides a set of steps that can help an organization move from what might be called “20th Century” thinking to “21st Century” thinking.

That type of thinking involves asking some tough questions which lead to strategic changes you must consider when changing culture.

  1. What is business all about?
  2. What is a corporation all about?
  3. What is management all about?
  4. What role do employees play?
  5. What really motivates people?
  6. What is the nature of change?
  7. What’s the role of technology?
  8. What is the essential nature of work?

Also covered in this manifesto:

  • 8 Strategic Changes You Must Consider When Changing Culture
  • How to Change an Organizational Culture
  • 26 Strategies that Match Action to Belief

>> Download James’ manifesto here

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Bob Adams is Auxano's Vision Room Curator. His background includes over 23 years as an associate/executive pastor as well as 8 years as the Lead Consultant for a church design build company.

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I'm lost, to say the least! As a new pastor, taking over a newly started church I have read just about everything there is to learn what I can do to grow the church. I truly beleive that those attending our church are friendly and sincere. So that can't be the issue. I have read all the comments to this article and I feel that most churches will never have a fair chance! We are a VERY small church, so we don't have a children's church (yet). So if a family comes and gets upset that we don't have a children's church for them to put their children into, we lose! We do provide things for their kids to do during the service and even have an option for their kids to be in a different room, if they don't want their kids to sit with them. We are also such a small church that we don't have a worship team/band/etc. Our worship music comes from music videos. The congregation we do have likes it this way, but of course we would love to have a worhsip team. So, if someone comes to our church and is upset that we don't have live music, we lose! The point I am trying to make is that when people come in with preconceived ideas of what a church should be like, they will never find a church home, unless they find a church who's goal is to entertain! Every Sunday our message comes from the Bible, so that can't be a complaint for someone, so instead, people leave the church and never come back because they want more from a church: they don't want friendly people who are following the Word of God; they want a church that give them something (a babysitter for their kid, entertainment, free gifts, etc.) I'm sorry if sound cynical, I truly want everyone to hear the Good News and learn about Christ's love, but if they come in looking for something else, then the church will always lose!
 
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