Culture change

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How can the OD community lead and contribute to the work of culture change? Download our app, listen to podcasts, read case studies from trusts and access other resources to help OD practitioners, leaders, and clinicians change culture.

Do OD app and culture change tool

Our app is based on the principles of dialogic OD and appreciative inquiry. It aims to help people by asking questions and offers pointers and practice which provide help and advice on culture change. The questions help people think about what is going on in their context, and through conversations, explore what change might look like. Download the app.

Cultural alignment audits and tools

Case studies 

  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    The trust is focusing on organisational culture as a key theme of its 2014/16 HR/OD strategy. Find out how it is engaging with staff to maintain it's positive culture and how it intends to understand some of the organisations sub-cultures.
  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 
    Read how this organisation has used OD practices to improve staff engagement and create a better place to work following negative staff survey results.
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
    Moving away from a traditional service to an emergency healthcare provider, the trust recognised it needed to develop leadership skills and encourage staff to work in a more empowering and engaging way. Find out how it used organisational development practices to deliver culture change.
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
    'The Leeds Way' is a staff engagement strategy which has changed the culture of the organisation with positive measurable results. Learn more about their journey and the impact this has had on staff, patients and the organisation. 
  • Guy's and St Thomas' Trust uses OD to influence culture change
    The trust needed to develop a culture where quality, safety and efficiency were paramount. Read how the team embedded new values and behaviours framework and spent time communicating to staff what OD was and why creating the right culture was important.


  • The Art of the Possible
    Listen to our podcast with Bradford District Care Trust as they share how they ensure patients are at the heart of all they do within their OD strategy and their  focus on leadership development and talent management.
Articles and blogs around culture, performance and their enabling factors

Articles on driving and managing transformational change


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