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Culture: The iceberg that sinks organizational change

Many change actions fail due to the hidden aspects of culture – this infographic helps provides some great insight.

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This is a really great infographic from Torben Rick:

“Culture: The iceberg that sinks organizational change”.

This infographic describes what really goes on vs what we think happens! The culture of the organisation that exists beneath the surface and dictates how people react and go about things. (Click the graphic to link to Torben’s original article).

The iceberg that sinks organizational change

Many organisations push change down from the top and then expect it to stick, but what often happens is that the moment they stop pushing the change things revert back to the previous state. This is because they have failed to change the underlying culture, the organisational norms within the organisation, the piece of the iceberg below the surface that gets forgotten (see the infographic above).

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