Organisations that thrive are those best able to align their culture to their strategy. But transforming workforce culture is difficult. It means undoing unspoken ‘rules’ and challenging unconscious behaviours. It determines what people do when no one is telling them what to do. For over 50 years, we have been experts at changing behaviour at an individual, team and organisation level, dramatically transforming the cultures of the world’s most admired companies to build dynamic organisations and achieve spectacular results.
Why Korn Ferry?
We focus on strength. Exposing underlying assumptions and disconnects that stand in the way of cultural growth and preserving the aspects of organisational culture that serve as building blocks for future performance and stability. We apply ground-breaking technologies, help leaders change ingrained ways of thinking and build strategies that energise employees and inspire loyalty and performance.
We know human behaviour. For nearly fifty years we have led global thinking on human behaviour. This foundation propels our vision and validates our approach to cultural transformation.
We start with a deep dive into the current culture. Our actions are driven by quantitative (Culture Survey, Organisational Analytics) and qualitative measures (interviews, observation of team meetings, focus groups).
We identify the future organisational culture. Using our Strategy Decode method and external benchmarking, we define the culture that will deliver on the organisation's strategy.
We measure the unmeasurable. We go beyond the obvious to quantify and measure unconscious drivers of behaviour.
We encourage positive thinking. We develop a shared story to eliminate workplace culture fears and barriers and build the desire to change.
We make change happen. We align leadership around a shared cultural vision and change plan, we align the organisation to the vision (including new operating models and structures) and we embed the desired culture across all HR strategy and frameworks.
Korn Ferry Stories: Real results from real clients
A successfully shifting culture builds a sweeping momentum of its own, and the results can be stunning.
One tech firm saw increased share price within one year.
A global food business credited cultural transformation for $400 million in top line revenue growth.
A retail banking client saw a 26% sales increase after working with branch leaders on culture change.
One telecom client reported increased employee engagement and a two-point increase in EBITDA after working with us.
One mining client revamped their leadership culture and saw a 70% drop in grievances.
A life sciences client retained 94% of top talent and 98% of managers and directors, despite restructuring.