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When culture change is necessary, it must be a top priority for senior management. If there is one thing we have learned, it’s this: When culture change is necessary, if it is not one of the executive team’s top three priorities, the culture change will fail. In such cases, it’s highly likely that the organization’s strategies, and in some cases the company itself, will also fail.
The tone for culture is set at the top. It is critically important and cannot be delegated. It must be lived and acted daily in large and small ways. People may listen to what you say, but they also watch what you do. If your actions don’t match your words, your people will follow the example that’s set by your actions.
This article was originally written for Oracle's blog.