Culture Assessment

Overview

“One thing is guaranteed: A culture will form in an organization, a department, and a work group. The question is whether the culture that forms is one that helps or hinders the organization’s ability to execute its strategic objectives. Organizational culture is too important to leave to chance; organizations must use their culture to fully execute their strategy and inspire innovation. It is a leader’s primary role to develop and maintain an effective culture.”  – Chatman and Cha

Culture assessments are designed to detect both the current prevailing culture and the desired one. Also, it helps organizations redesigning the organizational settings and people behaviors to look as follows:

  1. Strategic
  2. Integrative
  3. Cohesive
  4. Innovative
  5. Adaptive

Such as but not limited to:

Denison is one of the culture assessment tools that we use

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Benefits

  1. Uplifting employees’ spirits, appealing to their sense of purpose and values. It quenches their thirst for meaning, eliciting their internal commitment to pursue a noble goal. This unleashes tremendous energy towards the accomplishment of the organizational goal.
  2. Shaping employees’ behavior, defining how they ought to respond to unique circumstances. It guides their actions without constraining their autonomy—as formal rules or micromanagement practices do.
  3. Aligning employees’ efforts, orienting them towards a shared goal. It resolves resource allocation tradeoffs in the light of the organizational mission.