Culture Resources

Culture and Change Management Checklist

Culturally Intelligent Change

Ignoring the “People” side of change just doesn’t work. Whatever methodology you use as a change leader, incorporating a Culturally Intelligent Change approach can dramatically increase your chances of success.

The Culturally Intelligent Change eBook explains how understanding and using the elements of culture as a guide will allow you to minimize or avoid the culture pitfalls that create change resistance, and drive sustainable change results. We’ve also distilled these ideas into the checklist that enables you to apply the 15 Key Culture Actions to your projects.


15 Culture Actions Checklist 148.39 KB 430 downloads

Download the Culture and Change Management Checklist.

5 Culture Activators

Culture is the primary responsibility of a leader. After setting the vision and direction for the organization, it’s culture coupled with execution that determines how you get there.

The Culture Activators are keys a leader can use to orient the culture in the direction that supports the strategy and goals of the organization. Culture exists whether you pay attention to it or not. This document will help you use the culture keys as catalysts to activate or make shifts in culture.


5 Culture Activators 197.44 KB 328 downloads

Use the culture keys as catalysts to activate or make shifts in culture.

Culture Flashpoints Memo – M&A


Common mistakes during Mergers / Acquisitions

Culture is the shared beliefs, values and assumptions that drive behavior within an organization. Culture must be a focus during a merger or acquisition, because without intentional acculturation, culture will undermine value-creation. Sound financial analysis and execution is insufficient to achieve the assumed level of value during integration.

Avoid Value Erosion

Flashpoints emerge during a merger or acquisition when insufficient attention is given to identifying institutional behavior that needs to be sustained / changed. Flashpoints are emotionally significant traditions that create divisions and culture clashes which can quickly erode the intended value of the merger or acquisition.


Culture Flashpoints Memo 126.44 KB 430 downloads

Protect your acquisition value. Read our Culture Flashpoints Memo.