We know  that approximately 70 percent of change efforts fail, in part because organizational culture isn’t considered. Culture—the shared values, beliefs, and norms that guide an organization—is different in every context; however, there are some common characteristics of any effective and engaged culture. We recently held a virtual lunch and learn to explore the DNA of a highly engaged culture and examine organization’s current Covid-19 culture situation.

We all know that the best-laid plans can go astray. Many of us have seen this played out in an organizational context, especially over the past several months. We struggle to translate theory and knowledge into the practice of inspiring people. We struggle to help our organizations realize a larger impact in the community, or to facilitate change with an eye toward improved performance. For some organizations, a global pandemic disrupting business as usual added its own set of complications to an already difficult situation.

If you were unable to attend the Lunch & Learn, you can watch the video here. You can also download the culture pandemic worksheet so that you can assess your organization’s culture during this unusual time.