Archive: Culture Change

Culture is a way of life, not a project

Posted by Kristin Baird We help organizations maneuver culture change. And the difference between the ones who succeed and those who struggle comes down to a couple of significant factors. For one thing, the most successful organizations realize that culture change ...

Where are you going?

Posted by Kristin Baird This question must be answered when leading an organization through culture change. Yet, many leaders don’t take the time to clearly articulate the vision for the culture of the future. This results in wasted time and energy, ...

Culture Change Today at 2:00

Posted by Kristin Baird If only a culture change could be set as an appointment on a calendar. You can plan out what the culture will be and announce when it would take place. Done. In truth, culture changes take time. Cultures ...

Baggage Weighs Down Culture

Posted by Kristin Baird Everyone has some baggage. For some, it’s as small as a sandwich bag, but for others, baggage is as weighty as a full moving van. What we choose to carry is fully up to us. When it ...

Knowing Vs. Doing

Posted by Kristin Baird Here’s one thing I know for certain about improving the culture and the patient experience – thinking and planning are not the same as taking action. I’ve seen many healthcare leaders confuse the two and then wonder ...

Want to Change the Culture? Start with the Words You Choose

Posted by Kristin Baird Over the years there have been numerous articles about the importance of storytelling in shaping organizational culture. When I talk with healthcare leaders about storytelling, I’m often met with looks that say, “Yea, yea, tell me something ...