Do you have a culture of chameleons in your organisation?
Chameleons, those individuals who at certain times choose to mirror their environment. Those people who reflect and fit with the precise nature of their surroundings at a given time. They keep out of trouble, raise no challenge and give no cause for concern. Their behaviour may even mean that they are not even on your radar until you require something more from them.
Every organisation has people who act in this way; usually they do not drive a culture but they do play a significant part in defining how successful an organisation is in meeting its business objectives.
Achieving change for an organisation is always what drives the work that we are commissioned to deliver. In our experience, the greatest change happens when behaviours and attitudes are shifted and altered for the longer term. So for us, ensuring the people in front of us are displaying their real attitudes when they arrive in a ‘classroom’ environment, rather than just putting the right ‘head on’ for attending a development programme or meeting, is essential to the success of the service we provide. Whether it is simply a form of compliance led by good intentions or a more negative apathy, it is true that some people can put on a ‘training head’ to demonstrate behaviour rather than reveal their true feelings.
We recognise the impact and consequences to a business when individuals adopt a false attitude in any work environment, and for this reason we offer programmes designed to address this specific issue for organisations.
If you have concerns that staff are operating and engaging in a superficial way, we can provide development programmes and facilitate meetings and events that remove this issue and result in real change being possible in the longer term.