In times of digital transformation, not only are technologies, structures and processes affected by change. Ultimately, an organization must also deal with changes in cultural terms. But what does culture have to do with digitization and issues such as agility? And how can culture be made tangible if it is such an abstract topic?
So have you ever wondered if corporate culture can be specific and traceable down to processes and standards? It is. We developed a way to do so and will give you some insights. In this article, we will share one block of the four-day workshop we facilitated for one of our clients. It consisted of defining the company’s most important values and specific changes to live up to these values. The workshop was based on our culture canvas which makes e.g. vision, values and its components in a company visible and enables specific discussions. Furthermore, the canvas supports the definition of changes that affects important aspects of the future culture.
Our client enpact empowers startups from emerging markets through mentoring programs, delegation trips enabling international connections, research around urban startup ecosystems and related policy advice as well as creating co-working spaces in Tunisia and soon in Egypt. Altogether this non-profit organization does a tremendous job in building up entrepreneurial ecosystems. Due to their success the team grew quite quickly, the amount of countries supported rose and the business scope increased. So, the founders took the conscious decision to allocate 4 days to re-think organizational structures, culture and in which direction strategy should go to.