Rate Your Culture
What if I asked you to rate your workplace culture?
Where would your company sit?
Are your employees thriving in their roles, committed to a common vision and mission?
Or are they simply showing up each day for a paycheck?
The difference can be titanic.
In attitudes. In creativity. In innovation. Most importantly, in results.
According to Forbes magazine, Fortune’s Top 100 Companies to Work For accumulated $1.15 trillion of the total combined worldwide revenue of these 100 firms.
So where does your company culture rate?
It’s all about culture!
This month we’re diving into workplace culture. Follow along and you’ll learn:
- What workplace culture is all about and why it’s SO important
- 8 contributing things to consider that can help you create your ideal culture
- How to operationalise your company culture – 20 key indicators
- And a 5-step structure to install your perfect culture
So, why is culture important?
You’re starting a company or have an existing team, sooner or later you’re going to ask yourself, how do I build a great team and what type of culture is right for my business?
If you want people to care about the work they do, the people they work with and enjoy themselves while at work, then defining your culture is critical.
What’s the secret sauce of a great culture?
Unfortunately, it’s not just one thing. And it’s not formed overnight.
The earlier you try to define it however, the more likely you move towards it and defend it.
If you look at some of the organisations you may have previously worked for, you will notice that there are unique differences.
Culture is best described as:
‘The way things are done around your workplace’ OR ‘The organisation’s personality’.
Values. Beliefs. Attitudes. Conventions…
They all help to characterise an organisation.
It is what we do, what we say, how we behave, how we do things, what we prioritise, how we treat each other, how we interact with our community, what we stand for and more….
Ultimately, it’s the essence or vibe of ‘the place’.
So what impact does culture have?
Ultimately, there are 3 major roles that culture plays in your organisation:
- It provides a sense of identity for its members
- It generates commitment to your mission
- And it serves to clarify and reinforce standards of behaviour
And how long does it take to build?
Like most things, creating culture doesn’t happen overnight.
It can take 2-3 years to get your culture in full swing, or to change your culture and embed it into everything you do.
Steve Job said the secret is ‘hiring people who want to make the best things in the world’.
If you want your team to routinely do the non-routine, firstly you need to clearly define your culture and secondly, you need to find employees that are matched to it.
The first step to improving your culture is to get a baseline of where your organisation sits right now.
And in this month’s following articles we’re going to explore the things you can do to create a dynamic, innovative and high-performing culture.
Do you want to get a feel for where your company is sitting RIGHT NOW from a culture and people planning perspective? Start here to identify your issues and generate your plan. Click the link for more info: www.90dca.com.au/cultureiqscore