08.2011 - Eat Your Peas & Carrots: Seven Lessons for Culture Change
Seven great lessons about managing change can be distilled from a well-known British chef and television show host’s efforts to alter a community’s eating habits.
Jamie Oliver decided to launch an effort in an American city to help a culture change around eating habits – a monumental mind-set shift involving giving people correct information, engaging key people, and helping people translate their new nutritional knowledge into new behavior.
Oliver learned quickly he had to get grounded.
Changing culture is a challenge in any setting. It is also an exciting and rewarding venture when you are mindful of the process you are following.
Like any venture, leaders need strategy, persistence, early successes, careful monitoring and staying close to the people who can help promote the needed and desired changes to achieve long-lasting sustainable winning culture that creates success and profit.
Von Post ends with an inspiring send-off: