Assess & Prioritize

Is your organizational culture
an asset or a liability?

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“We are developing a high performance environment and achievement-based culture. Without this unique high performance methodology to assess organizational culture to get aligned, I would expect us to be behind our competitors.”

Shenaz Khan | GM People & Performance | BT Financial

Whether implicit or explicit, every organization has a current culture based on its legacy, its ways, and its leadership.  The company culture, represented by how work gets done (especially when no one is looking) is a critical component in terms of strategy execution and performance.

  • Our organizational alignment research tells us that corporate culture accounts for up to 40% of the difference between high and low performing organizations.
  • A recent study of over 1,000 senior executives by Duke University found that 84% of leaders do not think that their corporate culture is where it needs to be and 92% believe that improving workplace culture would improve their company’s value.

In a nutshell, your organizational culture is either helping or hindering your ability to successfully implement your business and people strategies.

Aligned organizational cultures create positive momentum and cohesion that allow them to grow 58% faster, be 72% more profitable, satisfy customers 3.2-to-1, and engage employees 16.8-to-1.  Unaligned cultures act as a debilitating drag on a company’s focus and ability to perform at its peak.

How aligned and effective is your culture in driving business results and attracting and retaining the right talent?  Assess and prioritize organizational culture to determine if your culture is aligned with your strategic aspirations.

We assess and prioritize organizational culture by combining targeted interviews with one of the following proven cultural assessment tools:

  1. Cultural Alignment Assessment
    Measures organizational health and the level of strategic and cultural alignment across 10 research-backed dimensions of culture to improve strategy execution and performance.
  2. Denison Culture Survey
    Measures the underlying beliefs, values, assumptions, practices, and behaviors that have a direct link to business performance.
  3. 3x Alignment Survey: Strategy, Culture & Talent
    Provides a snapshot of the level of alignment between your business strategy, organizational culture, and talent to identify the weak links.
  4. High Performance Environment Survey
    Analyzes 72 different leadership actions to pinpoint key environmental levers to create a high performance environment.

We work with senior leadership teams to identify the critical culture moves that will have the greatest impact on immediate business performance and long-term health.  The suggested actions are more than “nice to have” cultural characteristics.  They represent critical environmental factors to optimize business and people performance.

Please contact us if you want to better assess and prioritize organizational culture to get aligned with your business and people strategies.

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