If you want to change the culture, you have to change the structure

Life is not a linear line.Today is Saturday. On Tuesday around 19:30 in our family group chat Buga sent a message that left us speechless at first. She was diagnosed with ADHD. What do you do first? You google and see what those four letters carry with them, what they’re actually about.

Today is Saturday.

On Tuesday around 19:30 in our family group chat Buga sent a message that left us speechless at first.

She was diagnosed with ADHD.

What do you do first? You google and see what those four letters carry with them, what they’re actually about.

You then think about your whole life and try to come up with an answer how something like that never occurred to you.

And you wonder, what now?

As with everything, in all areas of life, even though it is a diagnosis, the rule is the same: if you want to change the culture, you have to change the structure.

The structure that causes problems with this disorder is quite scattered.

We would say, the lack of solid structure is evident.

What, in this case, creates problems in everyday life and prevents a person from living a quality life?

Structure.

So in order to change the culture, the structure has to change.

Habits that strengthen the structure should be introduced: writing down schedules, ideas, tasks, obligations, strengthening the target management, introducing a double system of checking and self-control, leaving things always in the same place and so on.

Building a new way of life that will help avoid what we call “system breakdown”.

Let’s say we have our own little art organization.

We want change, we want to start doing different performances and achieve different goals.

From an organization that has produced plays for children, we want to become an organization that makes plays for adults.

Is it enough to just change the program?

It’s not.

The structure also needs to be changed.

We can say, well plays are plays, nothing much can be changed!

Is that really so?

Performances for children are mostly played in the morning and during the day. Performances for adults  are mostly played in the evenings.

What does that mean?

The structure of life is changing, the daily schedule is changing because working hours are changing.

In business terms, the system of selling plays is changing. In theater for children,  more than 80% of plays are sold in for oganisations and institutions , and only about 20% are sold for public, ie at the box office.

What does such a change require?

Changing the work structure of the organization.

What about the opening hours of the cash register?

It is changing too.

So, the structure is changing in that segment as well.

Or, from an art organization that produces popular titles that audiences flock to, we turn to experimental theater.

Structure?

From a production that usually lasts between four or five weeks, we move on to a research mode during which the play is created for over six months.

Sale?

We are only in trouble here if we do not change the structure.

I hope these two examples illustrate what happens in business when we change the culture.

Let’s look at what happens on a personal level if we want to change the culture.

Let’s say we make the decision to start a healthy life, which means changing our diet, introducing exercise and similar activities.

Can we implement the new culture in the old structure?

We can not.

We bring into our life the gym, and that changes the structure of our lives. We introduce running, cycling or swimming, and it changes the structure of our lives. We go to bed earlier, watch less TV, of course that also changes the structure of our lives.

Diet?

During the lunch break, we no longer go to the nearest fast food restaurant, but the night before we prepare a healthy meal that we take out of the bag during the lunch break.

Isn’t that also a change in structure?

Of course it is.

Every, literally every change of culture requires a change of structure, regardless of the fact that there is strong resistance to such a way of thinking.

Want to change goals in your personal life?

You will also need to change the structure of your life.

One pulls the other.

One does not go without the other.

Thus, for scattered structure, as is often the case with people with ADHD, the solution is to introduce a solid structure.

For a structure that is too strict, for people who have to control everything, they are too rigid and strive for perfection, the solution is to loosen the structure, allow more flexibility.

A good relationship between culture and structure will also bring good results.

Insisting only on culture, and neglecting structure, will take us away from our goals.

Translated into the dictionary of young artists, who are the primary target group of the Vestallls platform:

Dear young artists, it is not enough only to practice singing every day, to have dance training or stage speech, or to make portraits or models for future sculptures. You should also work on the structure of your life, on strengthening protocols and procedures, and on building a “construction” of your career.

Good news?

It can be learned and practiced.

You don’t have to stay just on cultures without structure.

Do we want to change the cultural or any kind of politics of the country we live in?

We have nothing without a change in structure.

To be successful in this, we have no choice but to – learn!

Believe me, you can change your universe by introducing and practicing the use of structure.

That’s why we’re here, Buga and I, that’s why VestaLLLs is here.

We are waiting for you. Stay tuned because from 7th of February we’ll have a special offer for you!

Task:

Think back to some of your life changes and what the structure was like before and after the change. Write down.

Were you aware that you were also changing the structure when you changed the culture?

Think.