Culture Shaping


Heidrick & Struggles helps our clients to improve organizational spirit and performance by guiding them to shape their organizational cultures, beginning with creating aligned, enterprise teams at the top. We guide the CEO and top team to become more effective at agility, speed and alignment across the whole enterprise, particularly in the face of environments of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, (VUCA).

We provide this service through our division, Senn Delaney, the widely recognized leading international authority and successful practitioner of Culture Shaping. Senn Delaney became a Heidrick & Struggles company in 2013, providing an important service offering to complement our senior-level Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services.

Globally scalable, repeatable and measurable, our proprietary process is different than traditional change management or leadership development approaches that companies often label culture change. We use an insight-based approach to “unfreeze” old habits, shift mind-sets and connect leaders to healthy, high-performance behaviors, creating deep and lasting change in leaders, teams and organizations.

Clients engage us to shape their cultures for a variety of business situations, including:

  • Align executive teams when there are new leaders and/or new roles, and to create broader enterprise decision making
  • Integrate cultures following mergers and acquisitions
  • Shape the culture to support new strategies and structure
  • Create greater organizational agility and growth mindset to meet the challenges of a changing marketplace