Culture Shock: Could this be why your projects fail?
How Organizational Dynamics Can Facilitate – or Impede – Project Success
While most organizations today recognize the importance of projects as a way to get strategic work accomplished, many fail to recognize that the existing culture within their business may be a barrier to success. Project failures are not usually a result of a lack of tools or methodology. Rather, a clash of organizational dynamics and leaders’ inability to manage the people side of projects can quickly derail things.
Culture Shock: Could this be why your projects fail? discusses:
- How different entities – departments, teams, partners, and vendors – involved in shared initiatives can each have their own unique culture
- The importance of “starting small” to begin a culture shift
- Specific tools organizational leaders can use to identify cultural misalignment and take actionable steps to change
Culture is a key driver of organizational strategy, but it’s an element that needs to be given continuous attention by adaptive leaders, and revisited and tweaked as projects, people, and their environment change.