On Thursday 23rd April 2015, The HR World, in partnership with Resource Management, hosted its seventh round table debate in London:
Driving positive cultural change in a challenging business environment
There are many reasons a company may need to undergo fundamental change; a drop in profitability, new customer requirements, increasing competition... But no matter how well structured at their inception, most organisations eventually reach a point where they must transform. What ever the reason, in current challenging business environments, organisations need to rejuvenate in order to thrive. As Lou Gerstner, former CEO of IBM, wrote, ‘the hardest part of a business transformation is changing the culture—the mindset and instincts of the people in the company’.
To discuss approaches to and the challenges of driving cultural change, we were joined by The HR World member Orlagh Hunt, Group HR Director at AIB (Allied Irish Banks Plc) who led our round table dinner.
The fruits of the discussion are currently being turned into a white paper, which will be available to download in July.