When to Use the Culture Safari

When to Use the Culture Safari

When to Use the Culture Safari

  • When it is important to describe the perspectives and experiences of the current culture and/or gain readiness for culture change – Use it to identify the strengths in the current culture and the way culture operates to support and/or impede strategy and goals. Gaps and areas of vulnerability are raised.
  • When it is important to identify the effect that the current culture has on the organization’s ability to execute strategy and achieve its goals –A current and future culture collage can be used to identify the strengths in the current culture that need to be protected and can be leveraged.
  • When it’s important to be aware of sub-culture differences such as national, functional, professional, or generational differences.
  • As part of a leadership development initiative that has identified the importance of helping leaders know more about how they are, and can more intentionally influence culture – A powerful precursor to receiving culture survey or 360° feedback.
  • As part of integration activities for a merger or acquisition – Revealsimilarities and differences in culture important to recognize when planning for integration.
  • In the definition phase of a business transformation initiative or large-scale project – Identify the ways that the initiative or project is aligned and/or in conflict with the current culture.
  • When a safe way of talking about group norms of behavior is needed –Provide a language and process that helps groups address problems with team effectiveness or cross-team and inter-disciplinary collaboration.


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