Studies show that only 10% of people who have had heart bypass surgery or an angioplasty make major modifications to their diets and lifestyles afterward. Wholesale change is hard; choose your battles wisely. Cultural Change That Sticks (Harvard Business Review) Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Todd Mundt (Narrator), Jon R. Katzenbach (Author), Ilona Steffen (Author), & See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. “Arthur Andersen, once the world’s most admired auditing and professional services firm, descended through level after level of self-destructive decline to its ultimate death,” he says. A senior leader we interviewed there compared the company to universities that plan out paved walkways when they expand their campuses. Executives at one financial services firm, for example, conducted a survey to test employees’ readiness to follow a strategy that involved going head-to-head with a new, aggressive set of competitors. Copyright © 2020 Harvard Business School Publishing. Aetna had always had a strong record of responding to natural disasters (including the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake). This enormous strength had been largely untapped. 4) Integrate formal and informal interventions. Employees stopped feeling good about their association with it. What Aetna’s management didn’t recognize was that you can’t trade your company’s culture in as if it were a used car. The challenge is that leaders must go far beyond basic tips, keys, or “levers,” like Booz & Co. highlighted in their study, if there is hope for … Add copies before, KEMET: Leading Change across Cultural Boundaries (B), KEMET: Leading Change across Cultural Boundaries (C), KEMET: Leading Change across Cultural Boundaries (A), HBR's 10 Must Reads on Building a Great Culture (with bonus article "How to Build a Culture of Originality" by Adam Grant), Buy 5 - 10 Abstract When a major change initiative runs aground, leaders often blame their company's culture for pushing it off course. Culture trumps strategy every time. But it’s possible to draw on the positive aspects of culture, turning them to your advantage, and offset some of the negative aspects as you go. Are relevant growth targets being reached more frequently? Most cultures are too well entrenched to be jettisoned. 5. But this time, without ever describing their efforts as cultural change, top management began with a few interventions. The secret is to stop fighting your culture—and to work with and within it, until it evolves in the right direction. These surveys serve as good a basis for dialogue and act as a simple reinforcement mechanism. Second of two parts Editor’s note: If you missed Part 1, see New Study: 96% Think Culture Change is Needed in Their Organization The bottom line from the Booz & Company culture study is this: 96 percent said culture change is needed. Executives may underestimate how much a strategy’s effectiveness depends on cultural alignment. And what ingrained behaviors would be gone?”. Match strategy to culture. Another way to harness the cultural elements you want to support is by acknowledging them. If they look hard enough, most firms will find they already have pockets of people who practice the behaviors they desire. Once openly known among workers as “Mother Aetna,” the culture encouraged employees to be steadfast to the point that they’d become risk-averse, tolerant of mediocrity, and suspicious of outsiders. The ideal state is that this is not the job of just one functional group, but that every employee has and knows their role in cybersecurity and are active and vocal advocates. Change that Sticks: Evolving Culture through Business Upheaval Panelists Paula Winkler, Carolyn Jacobson, and Steve Arsenault. Today’s best-performing companies, such as Southwest Airlines, Apple, and the Four Seasons, understand this, say the authors, three consultants from Booz & Company. Following them can help an organization achieve higher performance, better customer focus, and a more coherent and ethical stance. But instead of adapting to U.S. Healthcare’s more-aggressive ways, the conservative Aetna culture only became more intransigent. Wholesale change is hard; choose your battles wisely. “I think we’re … The following are illustrative examples of culture change. As Andersen expanded around the world, it abandoned practices geared toward professional excellence, such as a rule that all accountants had to spend two years in auditing and the use of a global profit pool that ensured that all partners had a stake in one another’s success. If we can demonstrate And Aetna’s financial performance reflected that. When a major change initiative runs aground, leaders often blame their company’s culture for pushing it off course. Unfortunately, it can feel like a millstone when a company is trying to push through a significant change—a merger, for instance, or a turnaround. When a few key behaviors are emphasized heavily, employees will often develop additional ways to reinforce them. These included social visits, ad hoc meetings, impromptu telephone discussions, and e-mail exchanges. CulturAl ChAnge thAt StiCkS Google is a good example of a company that makes the most of its informal organization. A senior leader we interviewed there compared the company to universities that plan out paved walkways when they expand their campuses. Such companies see culture as a competitive advantage—an accelerator of change, not an impediment. 3. When Aetna merged with U.S. Healthcare, a lower-cost health care provider, in 1996, a major culture clash ensued. This is a copyrighted PDF. The same surveys of employee behavior, in-depth interviews, and observation that you use to diagnose your culture’s weaknesses can also clarify its strengths. These organizations follow five principles for making the most of their cultures: 1) Match strategy to culture. ‘Culture change that sticks: start with what’s already working, by Jon R Katzenbach, Ilona Steffen and Caroline Kronley’) The authors of this Review believed that culture change often fails because it’s poorly conceived and executed. World renowned for its ability to bring together specialists across a range of medical fields to diagnose and effectively treat the most complex diseases, the clinic promotes unusually high levels of collaboration and teamwork, reinforcing those traits through formal and informal mechanisms. 2. You can't expect employees to shoulder all the responsibility. Most people will shift their thinking only after new behaviors have led to results that matter—and thereby been validated. 4. Every culture is the product of good intentions and has strengths; put them to use. The secret is to stop fighting your culture--and to work with and within it, until it evolves in the right direction. Why had that concept hit such a nerve? Integrate formal and informal interventions. Rowe didn’t walk in with a new strategy and try to force a cultural shift to achieve it. As a result of this straightforward question, colleagues began to share constructive criticisms with one another more often, resulting in fewer demotivating surprises and a better dialogue about performance. Step 2: Engage Your Team. Instead, right from the start, he, along with Ron Williams (who joined Aetna in 2001 and became its president in 2002), took time to visit the troops, understand their perspective, and involve them in the planning. Its employees were also proud of the many famous people—movie stars, astronauts, sports heroes, and other public figures—that the company insured. 3. Consider the response one company had to the discovery that a major source of employee frustration was its performance-review process. The Chinese company had big plans to turn itself into a massive global business. Honor the strengths of the existing culture. But this time, without ever describing their efforts as “cultural change,” top management began with a few interventions. When choosing priorities, it often helps to conduct a series of “safe space” discussions with thoughtful people at different levels throughout your company to learn what behaviors are most affected by the current culture—both positively and negatively. Aetna’s leaders could make little headway against it, and one CEO was forced out after failing to change it. The survey revealed a number of serious cultural challenges, including passive-aggressive behavior, inconclusive decision making, and pervasive organizational silos. For everyone to “own” security within the organization. Culture Change that Sticks. By the time they get around to culture, they’re convinced that a comprehensive overhaul of the culture is the only way to overcome the company’s resistance to major change. It’s tempting to dwell on the negative traits of your culture, but any corporate culture is a product of good intentions that evolved in unexpected ways and will have many strengths. Every culture is the product of good intentions and has strengths; put them to use. How would employees propose new ideas or evaluate one another? The prevailing executive mind-set was “We take care of our people for life, as long as they show up every day and don’t cause trouble.” Employees were naturally wary of any potential threat to that bargain. Say your organization is a former utility or government agency interested in becoming a better service business. Each new measure, while defensible, made it a little easier to compromise the firm’s values. They had been heard and appreciated, and they came to accept the New Aetna. Written by Jon R. Katzenbach, Ilona Steffen, and Caroline Kronley, Cultural Change that Sticks details the efforts of senior leaders at Aetna and Arthur Andersen who successfully moved their traditional business organizations forward towards more meaningful new realities. Its operating income recovered from a $300 million loss to a $1.7 billion gain. Whether formal or informal, interventions should do two things: reach people at an emotional level (invoking altruism, pride, and how they feel about the work itself) and tap rational self-interest (providing money, position, and external recognition to those who come on board). In fact, its fall stemmed from a creeping cultural erosion that had begun decades before the Enron debacle. When that’s the case, an organization with an old, powerful culture can devolve into disaster. From May 2001 to January 2006, its stock price rose steadily, from $5.84 (split adjusted) to $48.40 a share. At the time, many believed that a single client relationship had brought the firm down for largely legal or regulatory reasons. and pay only $8.00 each. For example, if customer relationships are crucial, do managers update the CRM database on a regular basis? CULTURE CHANGE THAT STICKS Scott Cook, Intuit Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee 2018 CEO Summit “In 2007, we kicked off a major initiative called Design for Delight, to basically teach the organization the fundamentals of design thinking. The company used a 360-degree evaluation mechanism, but employees were often unpleasantly surprised by the results. 2) Focus on a few critical shifts in behavior. But it also showed that staff members were unusually willing to commit time and effort toward the strategy; they really wanted to help. Culture trumps strategy every time, no matter how brilliant the plan, so the two need to be in alignment. This time, however, they were in for a surprise. All too often, leaders see cultural initiatives as a last resort, except for top-down exhortations to change. He declared that instead of just cutting costs, the organization would pursue a strategy he called “the New Aetna.” It would build a winning position in health insurance and a strong brand by attracting and serving both patients and health care providers well. These discussions not only gave him insights about the staff but created a rapport between him and a respected group that disseminated his message both formally and informally. What is happening with less obvious indicators, such as local sales improvements or decreases in customer complaints? He is the coauthor, with Douglas K. Smith, of, Training, leadership, and organizational development programs, Peer-to-peer interactions and storytelling, Engagement of exemplars and motivational leaders, Changes to physical plant, resources, and aesthetics. Simply put, rather than attacking the heart of your company, you will be making the most of its positive forces as your culture evolves in the right way. Harvard Business Publishing is an affiliate of Harvard Business School. Copyright © 2020 Harvard Business School Publishing. Similarly, focusing on retention metrics as an indication of overall engagement and job satisfaction may not be as useful—or as important—as what happens to retention of top performers once a cultural initiative gets under way. Cultural Change That Sticks (Harvard Business Review) By: Jon R. Katzenbach,Ilona Steffen,Caroline Kronley Narrated by: Todd Mundt Free with a 30-day trial $14.95 a … Culture thus becomes an excuse and a diversion, rather than an accelerator and an energizer. Measure it. The stores that have introduced the new behaviors are already beginning to see results, including improved same-store sales in key product areas and fewer customer complaints. Every culture is the product of good intentions and has strengths; put them to use. Most cultures are too well entrenched to be jettisoned. By the mid-2000s, the company was earning close to $5 million a day. For all its benefits and blemishes, it’s a legacy that remains uniquely yours. Rigorous measurement allows executives to identify backsliding, correct course where needed, and demonstrate tangible evidence of improvement—which can help to maintain positive momentum over the long haul. How would they raise difficult issues or bring potential problems to others’ attention? 5) Measure and monitor cultural evolution. The overall change effort will be far less jarring for all concerned. Acknowledging the existing culture’s assets will also make major change feel less like a top-down imposition and more like a shared evolution. Because deeply embedded cultures change slowly over time, working with and within the culture you have invariably is the best approach. After all, cultures do evolve over time—sometimes slipping backward, sometimes progressing—and the best you can do is work with and within them, rather than fight them. It was also the approach taken by a national retailer that was looking to build a culture with a strong customer focus. When designing cultural metrics, remember that you get what you measure. Today's best-performing companies, such as Southwest Airlines, Apple, and the Four Seasons, understand this, say the authors, three consultants from Booz & Company. Good Read: “Cultural Change that Sticks” For over a decade, the Baird Group has provided some of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations with culture assessments that enable them to gain a greater understanding of the culture behind the patient experience. Indeed, during the next few years it became clear, from surveys, conversations, and observation, that a majority of Aetna’s employees felt reinvigorated, enthusiastic, and genuinely proud of the company. If it excelled at service, how would people treat customers differently? Some organizations send out a five- or 10-question survey every other week, asking how often particular behaviors have been exhibited. So while the plan for change challenged long-held assumptions (among other things, it would require the elimination of 5,000 jobs, with more cuts likely to come), it was embraced by employees. Contrast such nebulous aspirations with those in an organization in which a few cultural traits truly do match and support the strategy, like the Mayo Clinic. To boot, the company was losing roughly $1 million a day, thanks to cumbersome processes and enormous overhead, as well as unwise acquisitions. Cultural inclinations are well entrenched, for good or bad. One early and important networking effort by Rowe was to identify a core group of “key influencers”—potential leaders who could offer invaluable perspectives on the cultural situation, regardless of their level in the hierarchy. In some cases, it may also be worth focusing on interactions within key subpopulations—such as midlevel managers or those in business-critical functions—whose own behaviors have a disproportionate impact on the experiences of others or on business success. One of the best-known, and yet most misunderstood, examples of cultural backsliding took place at the Arthur Andersen accounting firm. In late 2000, John W. Rowe, MD, became Aetna’s fourth CEO in five years. But until the operations change, nothing will stick. Cultural Change that Sticks Start with what’s already working By Jon R. Katzenbach, 1Hona Steffen2, and Caroline Kronley3 In the early 2000s Aetna was struggling mightily on all fronts. The behaviors you focus on can be small, as long as they are widely recognized and likely to be emulated. It sounds great but provides nothing in the way of differentiation. It’s better to include a few carefully designed, specific behavioral measurements in existing scorecards and reporting mechanisms, rather than invent extensive new systems and surveys. But cultural intervention can and should be an early priority—a way to clarify what your company is capable of, even as you refine your strategy. Otherwise you can’t identify backsliding or correct course. Culture trumps strategy every time, no matter how brilliant the plan, so the two need to be in alignment. Wholesale change is hard; choose your battles wisely. This has happened at organizations like Washington Mutual, Home Depot (before its recent turnaround), and the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean and Vietnam wars. 3) Honor the strengths of the existing culture. Finally, it’s essential to measure and monitor cultural progress at each stage of your effort, just as you would with any other priority business initiative. For instance, the New Aetna was specifically designed to reinforce employees commitment to customersreflected in the firms history of res… Another strength companies can leverage is the employees who are already aligned with their strategy and desired culture. Cultural Change That Sticks 3. Getting your team eagerly bought into culture shift is the first step to lasting change. Coherence among your culture, your strategic intent, and your performance priorities can make your whole organization more attractive to both employees and customers. “At cocktail parties,” said one longtime Aetna staffer, “I really dreaded the question, Who do you work for?” When Rowe and Williams made “restoring the pride” the core of their message, they touched the hearts of many employees and helped them believe Aetna could regain its former glory. In our experience, most corporate leaders favor formal, rational moves and neglect the informal, more emotional side of the organization. They adjust reporting lines, decision rights, processes, and IT systems at the outset but overlook informal mechanisms, such as networking, communities of interest, ad hoc conversations, and peer interactions. Otherwise you can't identify backsliding or correct course. As you promote critical new behaviors, making people aware of how they affect the company’s strategic performance, be sure to integrate formal approaches—like new rules, metrics, and incentives—with informal interactions. Amidst a turbulent business environment, change truly is the only constant. Begin implementing little changes that fall in line with the stated values and fill the … If you can find ways to demonstrate the relevance of the original values and share stories that illustrate why people believe in them, they can still serve your company well. So you need to choose your battles. This emerges with the experiences of a society, traditional culture, organization, super culture or subculture. and pay only $8.75 each, Buy 11 - 49 At Aetna a major turning point came during one question-and-answer session, when a longtime employee said, “Dr. 3) Honor the strengths of the existing culture. For instance, the New Aetna was specifically designed to reinforce employees’ commitment to customers—reflected in the firm’s history of responding quickly to natural disasters. and pay only $8.25 each, Buy 500 or above Inspiring new skills and habits. Not an easy question. Don’t just implement new rules and processes; identify “influencers” who can bring other employees along. Culture trumps strategy every time, no matter how brilliant the plan, so the two need to be in alignment. The cultural deterioration also made it easier to ignore many warning signs, including the 1973 bankruptcy of Four Seasons Nursing Centers of America, in which the founder pleaded guilty to securities fraud and Andersen, as the auditor, was indicted. Rowe, I really appreciate your taking the time to explain your new strategy. Store managers received training in the behaviors, which were also translated into specific tactics, such as ways to greet customers entering the store. Start small first. With other members of the senior team, they sought out employees at all levels—those who were well connected, sensitive to the company culture, and widely respected—to get their input on the strategy as well as their views on both the design and execution of intended process changes. The retailer’s leaders enlisted the help of internal “exemplars”—people who were known for motivating their teams effectively. We’ve known for a long time that it takes years to alter how people think, feel, and behave, and even then, the differences may not be meaningful. The world’s most influential CMOs tackle the topic of diversity and inclusion in business head-on. An overemphasis on quarterly sales results, for example, can trigger inappropriate pressure on valued customer relationships. AETNA CULTURE – When Aetna merged with U.S. Healthcare lower-cost health care provider, in 1996, a major culture clash ensued – However, instead of adapting to U.S. Healthcare’s more-aggressive ways, the conservative Aetna culture only became more intransigent – Aetna’s leaders could make little headway against it, and one CEO was forced out after failing to change it. Too often a company’s strategy, imposed from above, is at odds with the ingrained practices and attitudes of its culture. They try to forge ahead by overhauling the culture—a tactic that tends to fizzle, fail, or backfire. Change is hard. Some corporate leaders struggle with cultural intransigence for years, without ever fully focusing on the question: Why do we want to change our culture? A strategy that is at odds with a company’s culture is doomed. Then in 2002 indictments during the Enron investigation forced Andersen into bankruptcy. Google is a good example of a company that makes the most of its informal organization. What kinds of interactions would be visible in any new offices you opened? and pay only $8.50 each, Buy 50 - 499 Have specific intervention milestones been reached? These insights led Rowe to rethink his approach to the company’s turnaround. A group of senior executives interviewed them and isolated a set of crucial motivating behaviors, such as role-modeling good customer service. While the stickers probably would have been received skeptically as a top-down initiative, as an organic peer-to-peer custom they helped reinforce GM’s larger cultural evolution. All rights reserved. When the leaders of Aetna applied these rules while implementing a new strategy in the early 2000s, they reinvigorated the company’s ailing culture and restored employee pride. All rights reserved. When a major change initiative runs aground, leaders often blame their company's culture for pushing it off course. At least that was the conclusion of analyst and journalist Charles Ellis, who studied the Andersen failure in depth and described it in an unpublished manuscript, What It Takes. Culture trumps strategy every time. That shift was reflected in the business results, as Aetna went from a $300 million loss to a $1.7 billion gain. So management introduced a simple behavior: asking people who were providing input whether they had ever given the feedback to the person being reviewed. First observe the behavior prevalent in your organization now, and imagine how people would act if your company were at its best, especially if their behavior supported your business objectives. 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