If you desire lasting change in a system or organization you must ultimately deal with the culture of that system or organization. It’s true for business and nonprofits. It’s true for churches and families. It’s especially true for societies and nations. Long lasting change only happens when there is significant cultural adjustment. Why is that?
In a broad sociological sense, culture is a way of thinking for a particular group. It’s a way a certain people interprets how the world works and what it means to be human in that world. It has been said that culture is the “soul of a society”, the soul of a group or organization. It’s in the inward space of the soul that the outward places of the group or organization experience real change.
Take Away: Long lasting change only happens when there is significant cultural adjustments.