Human Resources

Gartner Glossary

Cultural Change

Cultural change is the process in which an organization encourages employees to adopt behaviors and mindsets that are consistent with the organization's values and goals. Cultural change may be necessary to better align the behaviors of employees with current and future business objectives (such as, for example, after a merger of two organizations with distinct cultures).

Successful cultural change initiatives are often gradual and must be done at a sustainable pace so that employees can acclimate and adjust to the change without becoming disengaged.

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