Transforming Organisational Culture

Why can’t people just be kinder to each other?” Daniel Liddle. Aged 12¾

Imagine working in an organization with a clearly defined purpose and a set of core values which connect us with our organization, with one another, and with our customers. Where our leaders are committed to unlocking our inner brilliance and engaging with each of us as human beings – during the good times and the bad. Where each voice is heard, each contribution is valued, and our differences are a source of celebration.

Imagine a workplace where concerns, complaints and conflicts are resolved constructively, equitably and with empathy. Where managers feel confident and courageous to have the right conversations, with the right people at the right time. Where compassion is a sign of strength, dialogue is a foundation of justice, and collaboration is at the core of every team.

Imagine a workplace where the policies of the organization shield us from harm and hold us to account but are equally concerned about protecting relationships and building an inclusive, collaborative, and humanising workplace.

Imagine working in an organization where our managers value and nurture our happiness, our health, and our harmony. Where mistakes become opportunities to learn and grow, and where failure becomes a catalyst for insight and innovation.

Imagine our organizations thriving and growing, where boardroom executives listen and respond to the needs of our diverse stakeholders. Where investments can be made safe in the knowledge that our organisations will act responsibly and justly. Where profit and integrity go hand in hand, and where corruption, exploitation and abuse of power is challenged and resolved through fair, transparent, and robust systems of governance and accountability.

Imagine all of this in an organization which recognises it has a responsibility to our planet, and which works hard to protect the rich and diverse ecosystems within which we all live, work and play.

This is not a childhood fantasy. This is a Transformational Culture.

Meet the Author
David Liddle

David Liddle is author of Transformational Culture published by Kogan Page. His first book Managing Conflict, transformed the way that organizations handle workplace conflicts and disagreements. David hopes that his latest text will have the same impact on company culture.

David has a first degree in community and race relations and has worked tirelessly to promote equity and inclusion and to tackle the root causes of discrimination and inequality. In the 1990’s he established and ran one of the first restorative justice (RJ) and community mediation organizations in the UK. He remains dedicated to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and the restorative principles.

In 2001, having been awarded an MBA with Distinction, David established The TCM Group. David has built an award winning company with world class consultants and employees. With offices in the UK and the US, TCM works with household names to integrate person-centred and values-based systems, cultures and practices.

David is committed to promoting research and best practice in the areas of justice, people, culture, and leadership. To that end, he is president of the Institute of Organizational Dynamics, a fellow of the RSA and an active member of the Leaders Council.

A Powerful Foreword from Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich and Transformational Culture

Dave Ulrich is the name behind the Ulrich model of HR. He is Rensis Likert Professor of Business at the University of Michigan and renowned author, speaker, management coach and management consultant.

Below is a short snippet from the powerful foreword that Dave wrote for Transformational Culture:

“This work on Transformational Culture defines the outcomes of culture for all stakeholders. To reach these outcomes, the Transformational Culture Model David Liddle proposes offers a blueprint for thinking and a roadmap for action to create culture at all four levels. The ideas are insightful and the tools practical and useable. Transformational Culture will be a useful guide for anyone wanting to move beyond advocacy that ‘culture matters’ to application to make ‘culture happen’. Bravo!”

What are people saying?

Professor Michael West CBE, Senior Visiting Fellow, The King’s Fund, Professor of Organizational Psychology, Lancaster University Emeritus Professor, Aston University  

“The understanding offered by this powerful analysis of organizational culture offers a clear route to transforming work organizations for the future so that those who work in them thrive, the lives of the people they serve are enhanced and the planet they are part of is protected.”

Akua Richardson, Director, People First Initiatives Ltd 

“This book is nothing short of amazing. I have found it truly relevant for the current time and particularly useful for the work I undertake as an HR professional. David, I salute you for a job well done.”

Pam Williams, HR Director & Leadership Coach  

“David has produced another gem of a book which should be compulsory reading for all leaders, managers and HR professionals alike. David makes a compelling case of the power of transforming cultures to be kinder, more compassionate and to achieve a win/win approach for everyone. It is a book I will return to time and again.”

About the Publisher

Transformational Culture is published by Kogan Page. Kogan Page is the leading independent global publisher of business books and content with over 1,000 titles in print. Founded in 1967, their award-winning publishing from the world’s leading business experts offers books and digital solutions for professional practice and academic achievement. Kogan Page are able to provide review copies of the book along with a sample chapter. Please use the button below to visit the Kogan Page website. You can also purchase the text and view reviews and other relevant content.