Keeping a virtual team aligned is challenging. Part of the challenge is the feeling of relational distance that comes from people working in different locations and time zones.
Creating and cultivating an organizational culture that actually honors and capitalizes upon the strengths of all its stakeholders is no small task. Especially when it becomes necessary to shift the focus, first from discerning the ethnic-cultural origins of the organization, to helping its people identify and understanding who they are as individuals.
A thriving Organizational Culture must be cultivated. Like a gardener who ties a seedling to a pole, you can encourage the growth of your OC in the right direction.
Culture is not driven by a list of values and their definitions. Behavior drives culture. You must take your organization on a journey to discover together which behaviors you would like to pursue as the embodiment of your organization's values.
Alignment within your team or organisation requires concern for your personnel (Relational Excellence). But what do you do when the improvement of your processes and systems (Transactional Excellence) is just as critical to your organization?
To thrive in today’s global world, it is necessary to strive toward both Relational Excellence and Transactional Excellence. However, this often sets a culture-shifting pendulum in motion.
From ethnic culture, to self-culture, to corporate culture.
The long journey to a new field, with new language.
Improvements to your HR processes and decision making, and re-visiting behavior.