Culture is what makes your organization unique and gives it a special flavor. Culture has a strong impact on morale, productivity, well-being and commitment. Leaders have a strong impact on culture.

Is your culture the healthiest it can be? We live in a fast-paced world of constant change. Does your culture provide the necessary framework for organizational effectiveness and agility?

Assessment Sample

These are the types of questions we ask during a cultural assessment of your organization. Can you answer them with a resounding yes?

Question 1 ​Do staff have a clear idea of why and how to proceed throughout change processes?

If Yes, everyone understands the destination, the roadmap, and the expected length of the trip. Everyone rides in the same car, excited to embark on the journey together.​​

If No, there’s a lot of “quibbling in the back seat,” the route seems circular or overly dangerous, and staff are arguing about where we’re actually headed.

Question 2 Does everyone have access to timely and accurate information about what’s really happening and why?

If Yes, as a leader, you ensure everyone has the information they need to do their work. Transparency is real, not a buzz word.

If No, you dole out information on a “need to know” basis. Information is seen by leadership as a source of power or status.

Question 3 Do individuals, teams, and functional areas have compatible goals?

If Yes, you see an energizing link between achieving organization goals and personal, professional goals. You know everyone’s strengths and how they serve both goals.

If No, staff don’t stay for “the long haul.” Often not well-matched to their work, they gripe about pay and hours. There’s less sense of “we” and more “us vs. them.”

Question 4 Do teams have the authority and the autonomy to get their work done with optimal effectiveness?

If Yes, teams are clearly chartered and have clarity on each member’s roles. They have a sense of ownership for both the processes used and the outcomes of their work.

If No, collaboration breaks down. Teams are bogged down in unproductive conflict. Teams lose sight of the big picture, distracted by technical or low-priority details.

What’s next?

If your answers to these questions are all absolutely, positively Yes, as a leader, you’re ensuring that you have a culture where people can thrive in their work. If you’re closer to a No or Not Sure, it’s time to explore opportunities to accelerate agile performance for leaders, staff, and teams.​

Contact us today!

We can provide you with the coaching and developmental planning that will accelerate your abilities to lead a workplace where people say, “I love my work; this is the best job EVER!” Contact us today to schedule a workplace cultural assessment.​

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