Trying to define Cultural Change is not that easy. Here I will try to give a working perspective definition of the concept. Within this very definition Cultural Change can be understood as:
- lasting structural and social changes (within an organisation or set of linked organisations)
- lasting changes to the shared ways of thinking, beliefs, values, procedures and relationships of the stakeholders.
In most situations, we are facing Change in a more and more global context. Of course single projects of a change process can happen in a local context, but most change is embedded in a bigger frame. This frame is mostly determined by:
We have to deal with this new topics of Change – making Change even harder for us to:
- map and evaluate
If you are interested in this topic, please feel free to take a look at some very interesting reading pieces that I compiled for you…just click on the respective link to either open or download the paper.
- The Australian National University (2003) – Cultural Aspects of Managing Strategic Alliances in Papua New Guinea
- Smalla, Stefan (1998) – Cultural Change
- Sage (2006) – Change Management_Altering Mindsets in a Global Context
- Jung, Hee (2005) – An International Study of Organizational Change
- Wursten, Huib (2005) – Culture and Change Management
- Dooley, Jeff (1995) – Cultural Aspects of Systemic Change Management
- Carnegie Bosch Institute (2008) – Leadership and Change Management in a Multicultural Context
- Boston Consulting Group (2009) – Driving Cultural Change