Start with authenticity.
Create a cultural safety zone that is direct, but non-judgmental. Look the elephant square in the eyes and make space for tough conversations and deep listening. You need to hear it all, especially what’s not being said.
Can you give a name to ‘what’s holding us back?’ Because there’s magic in that breakthrough. When you uncover the tangled root of cultural concern, you open new possibility.
Evolve in alignment.
Let nature be your role model. The world around us is always changing, guided by an innate intelligence, drawn towards balance. So too, culture evolves; trust the process and allow the inner brilliance to emerge.
Because when evolution is expected, people are poised to respond – and keep moving. ‘Adapting to change’ can be built into organizational design; the design can be adapted into the culture.