Against the Odds. How do you change the culture of a government department?
A government department is one of the least changeable organisations and yet I have been working with Statistics New Zealand for the past couple of years to do exactly that. How do you even begin to change years of a government culture into an agile workplace where team members themselves are part of initiating that change.
Peter Drucker once stated “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” so how do you put any strategy in place to change a culture?
Come along for a bit of humour and experience to see what was done, and is still being done to change the underlying culture. Hear about how a major earthquake was one of the catalysts for change.
In my experiences, I have taken international oranisations 100 times larger than this department and been able to “start working this way on Thursday”, but this was very different and I had to change my entire approach.