I am almost done reading “Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture” by Kim S. Cameron and Robert E. Quinn (renowned thought leaders in this space). This book directly addresses culture in the context of Strategic Change. It offers very tactical and pragmatic approach, framework and tools.
I have come to believe that true Transformational change (of the ilk organizations must face to re-position for the next 10 years) requires attention to organizational culture – it is ignored at the peril of Project ROI and Strategy sustainability. We must not be intimidated by the risk rather we must take courage from the imperative.
Having said that few practitioners (leaders or consultants) have the breadth of knowledge and experience to bring to bear – hence our further research … and alliance with Conner Partners (www.connerpartners.com).