We have written many blog posts about Change Leadership and Culture Change. At its core the overall objective is creating a High Performance Organization (HPO). For a truly High Performance Organization is one in which their will be high morale and an innate ability to achieve superior results for all stakeholders in the company.
There are relatively few High Performance Organizations. More importantly there are many, many companies that are actively on the journey to become an HPO.
A High Performance Organization is one in which there is tremendous alignment among and commitment by the team members. And as a result this motivated team is able to achieve superior results. The level of collaboration and innovation they demonstrate is remarkable. But what are the ground rules?
There are many characteristics of the culture which allows such teams to be high performing. And when they set out to drive change and make improvements it is those cultural characteristics which allow them to succeed.
How many times have you been asked to cut cost? How many times have you been asked to cut costs so deeply that it is beyond your comprehension?
In those situations you can always use the Brute Force method. Hacking and slashing resources and expenses in this way often compromises the very capabilities, skills, morale and services that are keeping your company afloat in the first place. But it can be quick.
But if you have the chance to deploy a proper Change Management program to drive the cost reductions or other improvements that you are looking for then you may have many more constructive opportunities in front of you.