Defining Cultural Change

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:

  • Power
  • Politics
  • Culture
  • Migration

We have to deal with this new topics of Change – making Change even harder for us to:

  • understand
  • adopt
  • 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.

Due to a globalized context Culture Change is becoming more and more complex!



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