„Culture eats strategy for breakfast.“ Peter Drucker
Do you wish for more effective communication, a different feedback and conflict culture, better collaboration?
Would you like to build more confidence and a clear culture of responsibility?
Are you looking for more innovation and a strong customer orientation?
Culture is behaviour and behaviour is culture, at all levels: as individual, team and organisation. The corporate culture determines how a company works, how people within an organisation think and act. It is a decisive factor in whether processes, structures and rules are practiced or not.
Team culture is created from the values and contexts that form the basis for behaviour within the team, the structures of collaboration, the distribution of tasks, roles and responsibilities, and the team vision.
Individuals are greatly influenced in their culture by the combination of personality and national, professional and organisational culture.
Consciously shaping culture not only contributes to working together successfully, it quite tangibly helps achieve goals and strategy. If one intends to foster and further develop culture in a targeted manner, it’s important to consciously set key impulses.
This is of particular significance with international work contexts and mergers:
When mergers take place, several corporate cultures that sometimes clash may come together. It is important to create a common basis for integrating well and having a successful tomorrow. For transnational mergers but also simply in international work contexts, the influence of the specific national culture has, in addition, a greater impact.
In multinational teams, for example, cultural awareness among team members can significantly improve collaboration by developing cultural differences into utilisable strengths: this can promote the avoidance of “frictional losses” and encourage synergies.
The same applies to preparing and accompanying individual employees who are working in an international context – whether on projects, in virtual teams, in contact with customers or even as expats at a foreign site.
We accompany you in recognising and developing the cultural dynamics within your organization. And we support you in training your staff to work in a cross-cultural environment. In so doing, we work with innovative approaches that are dialogue- and transfer-oriented and the formats appropriate for them – within the scope of process facilitation for cultural change, or by conducting specific qualification trainings and coaching sessions.