As I tried to wrap my head around this, I became overwhelmed. I reached out to a fellow colleague and shared with him how almost impossible changing a culture seemed with a staff of over sixty people. He shared with me a concept he had read recently. It said, in order to begin change in the “culture” or atmosphere of an organization, it requires only 10% buy-in. In my case this is only six people!
Culture change can begin when 10% of the team buys in.
That made it seem much less daunting. I just needed to find six people in my organization that are willing to embrace the new vision and mission in order to influence the rest.
Influence starts with one.