Need to Change? Harness Your Culture!


Kathryn Brett Goldman (Director, KBG Solutions Ltd)

Location: Montego D

Date: Thursday, May 3

Time: 9:00am - 9:45am

Pass Type: All Access, Conference

Format: Conference Session

Track: Leadership & Professional Development

Conference Journey: Business Leader

Audience: All

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Culture has been a hot topic in 2016 & 2017, and now 2018 in both Enterprise IT and Cybersecurity it is listed on almost every slide deck at every conference as something we need to care about, invest in, need to change, or leverage. But they never seem to get to the how-you-do-it!

In this session we will cover the basics of culture in terms of IT's current context and the need to adapt to a rapidly changing business and technology landscape. We provide tools to help the audience determine how they can understand what kind of culture they have at the team, IT or organizational level. Finally, we provide examples to show how you can harness culture to plan and implement sustained, positive change.

We'll cover:

  • Understanding what culture is, and isn't. Where does it come from? How is it formed?
  • So, what is all the fuss about? Why do CIO's and CISO's keep bringing it up? What does a Cyber-Aware Culture mean? How do you create a Customer-Centric Culture in IT? We will discuss how culture is a lynchpin to high performing teams and organizations, what it means to global businesses and operating across national lines.
  • What is your own IT culture? How do you measure it, what do those measurements mean? We provide tools, resources, and examples to show how you can easily measure your own team and IT culture in 20 minutes or less, and walk you through what different measures can mean.
  • How do you change culture? How to leverage your cultural orientation to craft highly effective communications and positive change programs that leverage existing culture, tapping into people's and teams value systems for sustained and lasting change.

This session includes multiple case studies of change programs that have been implemented with a culture-first approach to provide the audience with real life examples, structures, measurements and templates so that they can have a ready toolkit to take back to their own organizations to implement cultural change.

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