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Changing the layers of organisational culture – Values

Updated: Mar 29

An article in the 'Onion' series by Niels Kooi

Based on a photo by K8 on Unsplash

Changing your company's culture might seem daunting, but it's not impossible. In fact, it's crucial for long-term success. As someone who believes that a company's culture consists of multiple layers, I recommend starting in the core and working your way out. 

Values are at the heart of a company's culture, and they should guide every decision and action. But how do you work on values? I'm sharing an intro to help you get started. Remember, changing your company's culture is a journey, not a destination. Continue reading by exploring the explainer below. This article has also been posted on LinkedIn before.

Would you like to read more on the subject? Explore the other articles in this series:

  • An intro in the layers of a company's culture

  • The first layer: values (this post)

  • The second layer: paradigms, and how to change them

  • The third layer: competencies, and how to change them

  • The fourth layer: behaviours, and how to change them (not published yet)


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