“If you don’t understand the culture of the company, even your most brilliant
strategies will fail. Your vision will be resisted, plans won’t get executed properly, and all
kinds of things will start going wrong.”
Isadore Sharp, Chairman& CEO,
Four Seasons Hotels
Organizational Culture is marked by the deeply embedded beliefs and values
that are shared by members of an organization which become visible in the way work gets done on
a day to day basis. The culture of an organization is like its DNA, showing some outward
representation yet much is held below the surface which is much harder to identify and name.
This is why being able to clearly understand the organization’s culture is not an easy
undertaking and requires objective assessment and evaluation.
What makes one organization so attractive to work for and the next not? Some
companies will receive 100’s of CV’s for one posting whereas the next may struggle to get 10.
What makes one organization so much more profitable than the next? Invariably many
elements play into the equation but one of the biggest factors is the organizational culture. When
an organization invests in and ensures that it has a culture that respects and trusts its
employees, and allows for personal and professional growth, it not only produces a loyal and
productive workforce, it also ensures a strong and financially viable organization.
Whether embarking on a new direction, establishing a new organizational vision or
questioning why your turnover rates are above industry norms, it is critical to start by assessing
the present day culture of the organization.
As qualified associates trained in the use of Culture-Strategy Fit™** Assessment tools we can
analyze and determine which tool(s) would best serve the evaluation phase of a change
The suite of culture assessment tools includes the Culture Snapshot™, Agility
Culture Pulse™, Collaboration Pulse™ and Culture Snapshot for Mergers and Acquisitions™. For more
information on any of these assessment tools or organizational culture change, contact us:
** Culture-Strategy Fit and its
related assessment tools are provided under license agreement with Culture-Strategy Fit