Crushed multiple silos of a highly functioning national company in 10 months! Yeah, that’s right! A very bold statement for changing a culture and I was a part of it.

I’ve read and have experienced first-hand that changing an organizations’ culture takes anywhere from 3 to 7 years. Depends on the resources available, size of company, and most importantly the willingness of the Leaders courage and vision to C-h-a-n-g-e. Changing a culture has been described in hundreds of books and articles by the leading marketing resources and institutions like Harvard, Stanford, Covey, etc.

Over the years I’ve been on the inside, behind the desk so to speak, of over 1000 business’s seeing how they operate and make revenue. I have been privileged to see the intimate “ins and outs” of what makes a company succeed and fail. Consequently I have witnessed many different cultures, cliques, factions, and silos functioning “live and in person”. Have had the pleasure of practicing all of the data and tools available and I’ve always been fascinated by it. Fascinated by how every company’s dysfunction (no matter what the industry) always has the same kind of feel”¦a ticky tacky PULSE of its own that keeps the walls up nice and high.

I have never gave up hope that cultures can change. Recently I was a part of a company that had the courage and resources to go after “what they wanted”. The Leader was determined to bringing a half dozen key members of a National Team together and operate as one. 4 Workshops and roughly 8 months later the “shift” is apparent. “Coaching” the Leader and 2 key members of the first Team helped reinforce the workshops.

We still have a ways to go, to get the new vision cascading into the rest of the organization but the ground work is firmly in place. The integrity/foundation is set. Now everything is possible from this space.