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The Challenge of Cultural Change

The Challenge of Cultural Change

People in the lower ranks have more impact in the organization's culture. Leaders should look at lower-ranked colleagues and pay close attention to the behaviors that modify group norms.

By getting them on-board, you could grow influence and add value as well. They believe that they are subjected to situational pressures in a way that higher-ranking members aren't. So moving forward, whom you hire, fire, reward, and promote send big messages and have weight in affecting the culture. 

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MORE IDEAS FROM Want to Learn How Things Really Work at Your New Job? Talk to the People at the Bottom

Getting to know the workplace

At a new job, in order to get to know more about how the palce overall works, most new employees talk to lower-level people because they perceive that they are more attentive to social norms. 

  • What are typical work hours?
  • Do teammates do things together outside of work?
  • If I have an idea for changing, what's the best way to raise it?

These are just some of the questions that new employees ask other people. As leaders, we have many avenues of influence but it is important to keep an ear out for their behavior. 

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