Thursday, April 17, 2008

CULTURE DRIFT and how to guard aginst it

Guarding Against Culture Drift

Post by Craig Groeschel of  

Once the culture is healthy, you'll want to guard against what I call "culture drift." Organizations don't typically stay healthy without intentionality.

Some suggestions for guarding against culture drift include:

  • Design systems to highlight and reward living the culture. (What is measured typically gets done. Set appropriate goals in the direction of your values.)
  • Publicly applaud when people live out the values. Celebrate the wins!
  • Program toward your ministry values.
  • Work hard on training new staff members and volunteers to serve Christ within the values and culture of your ministry.
  • Privately correct those who step outside the culture.
  • Renew the vision regularly.

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