We all know that the right culture is essential for an organisation’s success. But organisational culture is abstract, it’s intangible, it’s a gut feeling. Right?
I believe it’s not. Culture is very concrete.
I help organisations of up to a hundred people to build a culture that supports the organisation’s goals and its people to perform better. All by making culture easy to understand for everyone, concrete to work with, and tangible to change.
Research shows that a good culture leads among other things to higher productivity, more happiness, higher engagement and less sick-leaves: But deep down, we know what amazing things we’re capable of when we feel valued, listened to, and safe.
That’s why I help organisations build the right culture – so people can do their best work.
To build the right culture that supports the organisation’s purpose and its people to perform better
Understand your current culture and how it impacts your organisation. Define how you want your culture to be in the future. Together with an internal team we change the culture by starting small and scaling up. All in a way that’s easy to understand for everyone, concrete to work with, and tangible to change.
To perform better as a team
Start building trust betweeen team members. Align the team, so that everyone can focus on the work they have to do, instead of spending time and energy on interpersonal issues that distract. And give constructive and concrete feedback, so that teams have insights on how to work better together right away.
To know how to create and navigate culture
As a leader you can make or break culture. Know how to create the right conditions to build the culture. Understand how your behaviour and thoughts impact others. Know when and how to engage and take others with you, because people don't resist change, they resist being changed.
Culture is abstract, it’s intangible, it’s a gut feeling; Right? I believe it's not. Culture can be very concrete. That’s why I developed the Culture Canvas. No fluffiness, no vague values: Culture becomes as easy as filling in a piece of paper – easy to understand for everyone, concrete to work with, and tangible to change. Check it out on culturecanvas.co.
Last year, I organized the first event of Humanizing Organizations. I invited people that inspire me, to share with forty othershow they humanize their organization; Something I always strive for when working with my clients. This wasn’t your usual sit and listen event. Attendant or speaker: everybody was equally important, sharing experiences and knowledge with each other – leading to an evening that was most definitely inspiring.
For Interpolis, I facilitated a group of twenty-five experts of behavioural scientists, insurers, designers, and developers, for two days to come up with a solution for safe use of smartphones in traffic. Our solution was presented to the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure, and is now being developed!
The past century, work changed from doing manual labour to sharing ideas. And if you can’t share them, your organization misses out. Therefore I believe in a human organisation with psychological safety as a fundament. Frankwatching invited me to share my thoughts on humanizing organizations on their Digital Workspace Event.
"Marc has a talent for creating a safe atmosphere. An atmosphere in which it feels safe to share personal information. As a result, he knows how to get to the heart of the behavior that opposes necessary change in order to achieve positive results. It enables organizations to work from their strengths."
"Really super to work with Marc! I asked him to facilitate a 24-hour session with twentytwo participants from sixteen different organizations. Marc quickly builds trust, energy and good vibe in the team. Our goal was to create a solution for a complex social problem. The creative techniques and energizers Marc provided us with were most welcome. I am very happy with the outcome of the session and will surely ask Marc again for future events."