Cultivating Culture

Introduction

Cultivating Culture

Cultivating Culture is about the impact and importance of culture. This module will provide you with specific steps you can take to intentionally shape your organization’s culture to optimize its reputation, resilience, and impact.

Impact and Importance - Video

Cultural Touchpoints - Exercise

Steps for Shaping-Video

Culture Shaping-Exercise

Bonus Materials

Full text of Cultivating Culture chapter from Applied Wisdom for the Nonprofit Sector book
Full audio recording of Cultivating Culture chapter from Applied Wisdom for the Nonprofit Sector book (MP3)
Conversation starters: Cultivating Culture
Reflection Worksheet and Development Plan.pdf

Course Modules

01

Culture matters. It’s a core organizational asset.

02

Respecting and trusting your people is the foundation of all good management.

03

Always listen for and even seek out signs of trouble. Bad news is good news if you do something about it.

04

Develop “court sense” to see everything that’s happening around you, and to rapidly adjust to changes.

05

Commit to doing “the whole job.” Investing in organizational capacity contributes to excellence and impact.

06

With limited time and resources, it’s essential to prioritize and then focus.

07

Planning is essential but success comes from the implementation of your ideas. “Book It and Ship It.” Make a decision and manage the consequences.

08

To create a culture of accountability, reinforce individual ownership of problems. Always ask, “Who owns the monkey?”