According to Javier Muñoz on Delivering Happiness Blog the Culture Canvas is a simple tool that allows you to use Culture as context in different decision-making scenarios.
When building a strong Culture, the number one challenge is for the whole organization to remain aware of its value, to include it as criteria in decision-making, to live it day in day out, and to take proactive action in caring for it. Culture should be a company-wide effort, but it can be derailed by either the urgency or the litany of daily tasks. For example: After a Culture building event, key takeaways and initiatives that were generated could decay into oblivion if they are not effectively integrated into company processes.
Often times, a discussion about values happens only for the purpose of defining them just to have them posted on a wall somewhere. However, your conversations on a wide range of decisions could integrate Culture criteria including values and purpose, among other things using the culture canvas.
These challenges can happen in the moment you are designing a new product or service (is the product/service aligned and consistent with the stated values and purpose of the company?), when closing divisions, leaving industries, retiring products/services (if a division, product, or even a whole industry is not aligned with your organization’s values, there could be grounds for questioning their continuity) or when creating a new internal team or division (Addressing this tendency directly helps preserve the overall ethos of the company’s Culture)
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