We are cultural change consultants
Do you actively put your underwear on, eat your breakfast, and prepare to leave the house in a very different way, every day…?
We are largely creatures of habit - some conscious and some entirely unconscious.
Put those habits and behaviours together in an organisation and you’ve got culture. Positively attending to and shaping culture is a powerful contributor to an organisation’s competitiveness, results and overall engagement.
The problem: most don’t and therefore get organisational culture by default, rather than by design.
WHAT WE DO
Plum Consulting is a cultural change practice on a mission to help organisations create culture by design, rather than by default. There is no longer an argument about whether organisational culture is an important factor in organisational performance, success and reputation. It is. However, it is still not fully understood as the true enabler of strategy. Without a receptive organisational culture, no matter how good your strategy, or plan, it will likely wither on the vine.
Plum helps businesses think more clearly about culture, measure it and develop the habits and social practices aligned with their business intent. Plum’s team of psychologists and behavioural and business coaches works with both the explicit and the hidden aspects of behaviour at work, to ensure success.
“There is a positive and significant contribution between organisational culture and innovation”
Lee, Tan and Chiu, 2008
We have three service focus areas, as shown below. These help us address our clients’ challenges, as discrete interventions or in concert.
Plum’s unique diagnostic and development tool, Culturescape, helps organisations create culture by design.
Plum works with leaders to understand their impact on the business and ensure that impact is additive.
Plum uses behavioural change techniques to accelerate change and make it stick in the longer term.
Obviously our own culture is extremely important to us. We challenge ourselves to be at our best in the following ways.
“Plum had a great combination of challenge and support which helped to shape our plans and approach, and enthusiasm for the ambition and plans for TLS which assisted in the messaging and communications key in such situations.”
Paul Tennant, CEO, OBE
We are proud to work with the following clients: