Every organization has a unique culture and sub-units within organizations have cultures that are both similar and different from that of the overall organization. What is important is that the culture is strong and healthy. A culture’s health can be difficult to assess objectively, because as you become a member of the organization, you adapt to the workplace culture.
Below is a quick assessment of a culture’s health. It’s not meant for decision-making purposes or action planning but will help you determine if improvements need to be made.
Respond to each of the following statements by selecting the response that best captures the extent it is true for your work group. Your work group can be a team, business unit, division, or the entire organization.
The numbers below correspond to these response choices:
1 = Not at all, 2 = A small extent, 3 = A moderate extent, 4 = A large extent, 5 = Completely
In my work group:
Your total is: .
Your responses point to a toxic environment. Leadership needs to take action before serious harm occurs. An Organizational Effectiveness (OE) project would assess the most essential areas of focus and create an action plan for improving your culture and organizational outcomes.
The results suggest that the health of your workplace culture could be improved in a number of areas. Business results suffer when team members have perceptions similar to the ones you report. An Organizational Effectiveness (OE) project would pinpoint the areas that need improvement and create benefits for staff members and the organization as a whole.
Your workplace culture is strong overall, but there is still room for improvement. An Organizational Effectiveness (OE) project that found the areas that would create gains in staff member retention and engagement and build a more collaborative working environment would be beneficial.
You have a strong, healthy culture! Your organization would benefit by an Organizational Effectiveness (OE) project that would take your culture to the next level. Enliven your mission further by creating a culture that transforms people and propels innovation.
OE projects can take many forms. Our focus is culture transformation that encourages staff members to attain service excellence.
If you are a leader and seek to enhance or transform your work culture, continue by asking yourself the OE Project Readiness questions or by getting in touch!