Who Is Hacking Your Culture?

by Jay Deragon on 07/05/2010

The social technology landscape is evolving at an ever-increasing rate, with security, compliance, and the expanding utility of mobile devices all being in the forefront in 2010. With the exploding technology advances comes new challenges for organizations.

Social technology creates changes in process, technology and people. Constraint to successful change are usually not with the technology and methodology. Rather, the direct cause for “failure”  is  the human and organizational response to change. People don’t resist change they resist being changed.

Historically the change management strategies adopted by many businesses are focused almost entirely on development of new documentation of procedures and training of personnel on the new changes. The irony of historical approaches to change has been top down while the driving forces of change are bottom up. Again, people don’t resist change they resist being changed.

The knowledge of what needs to change and how to make the change is no longer contained by the few rather it rest with the many.

The Crowd is The Change Agent

Change Agents, the people who are passionate about change and have the influence to insure that changes are acted on not just talked about . Who are these people? You’d be surprised to find out that they are everywhere in and outside the organization. There is a pent up demand for change in society and people want things to change from business as usual to unusual. The change agents are self organized “nodes” inside and outside the traditional organizational structure.

For organizations with strong cultures, any change that runs counter to that culture will have additional barriers to success. Unless the culture can change it will be a barrier to any change required or requested by and for the people.

The critical lesson, however, is that change  is not an “add-on” or separate activity from the rest of  operational activities. Change is the new imperative for all cultures, inside and outside your organization.

In case you didn’t realize your culture is being hacked while you read this post. Watch the video below and consider tapping into hackers.

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Frank Steineck March 25, 2011 at 5:45 am

exploitation is the trick of not letting yourself know you invested it all and more in the first place. Then you calculate it so you come out with a substatial gain. My trick is somewhat modyfied. I only dramatize such activities, if I can, which seem incredibly fun for me. That does not imply I must rehabilitate myself on them. Fun is the only worthwhile bonus to go for; not only just in case all calculations fail because of a false perception in the first place. That way I gain at any rate.

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