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"Many of us worked in offices not because it was most effective but because it was the norm.”
Being an employee feels the same each time we start a new job, as most organisations follow the same cultural norms around work.
Lockdowns are forcing us to hack deep-seated cultural beliefs and challenge some of our most ineffective habits. Entire teams have now shifted to remote work and organisations ingrained beliefs about the inefficiencies of employees working from home are being challenged. This is good news as it enables the emergence of new possibilities.
Of course, these changes have been forced upon us, but what organisations fail to realise is that they can make these changes themselves against long-held cultural beliefs.
Every organisation has the power to imagine and re-define what the concept of work means for them.
Organisations that innovate by hacking their own cultural beliefs on working norms, employee wellbeing and team performance, are in a better position to attract and retain talents, and create employee advocacy. When norms change — a new organisational culture can emerge. At Hacking Cultural Beliefs, we developed a methodology that helps organisations reframe their cultural beliefs, unlocking their ability to make work meaningful, engaging and productive.
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