Aligning a Strategic Plan with Organizational Culture

When asked to craft a seminar on aligning an organization’s strategic plan with its culture, the first thought that came to mind was “Which came first, the chicken or the egg.” The second thought was “Don’t put the cart before the horse.” An idea that is often attributed to Peter Drucker is that “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” In other words, if an organization’s culture does not support its strategy, it is probable that the organization’s strategic plan is going to be torpedo’d by the very people who make up the organization. And as it is with a torpedo attack, thwarting of “the plan” is often invisible. There is much to consider on this topic. Future blog posts will dig deeper…