Rate your culture – where do you sit?
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.
So where does your company culture rate?
What’s the secret sauce of a great culture?
Unfortunately, it’s not just one thing – it is a variety of different areas. 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.
If you haven’t completed your CultureIQ yet – now is the perfect time to do it. It takes about 10 minutes but will give you a good plan of action around what is important to focus on. https://90dca.com.au/cultureiqscore