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Break Through Culture Barriers to Power Your Organization

Published: 05 February 2019

ID: G00358825

Analyst(s): Bruce Robertson , Christie Struckman


Many CIOs believe that the culture they have today is not what they need moving forward. Yet culture feels like a big barrier that is difficult to understand, let alone change. CIOs can focus on the three attributes of culture that are barriers for some organizations but enablers for others.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Your Own Tone at the Top
    • Avoid Inconsistent Messages From Leadership
    • Model Integrity to Earn Trust
  • Change Your Management Style
    • Shift Away From an Authoritarian to a Participative Management Style
    • Create Psychological Safety
  • Prioritize and Strengthen Employee Engagement
    • Build Employee Connections
    • Connect Work to Business Value

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