20 Reasons To Do a Culture Assessment

August 23, 2023 Maddie Grant

Having trouble getting buy-in for conducting a culture assessment? Here are 20 reasons to give your CEO and counter any objection.

  1. High Returns on Investment: Who said culture assessment is too costly? Consider it as a goldmine of organizational growth. Employee engagement, retention, and performance improvements? Those aren’t expenses; they’re wise investments in human potential.
  2. No More Survey Fatigue: Tailored surveys are the answer to repetitive and dull questions. By crafting impactful inquiries, we ensure accurate data and engaged respondents. It’s art and science combined!
  3. Efficient Resource Allocation: Worried about time and resources? Culture assessment isn’t a drain; it’s an optimization tool guiding how you can make the most out of what you have. Think long-term success and efficiency.
  4. Excellence Through Continuous Improvement: A strong culture is just the beginning. Continuous assessment helps you stay adaptable and aligned. There’s always room for growth; let’s find it together.
  5. Simplifying the Complex Process: Who says it has to be complicated? Collaborate with experts to streamline the process and enjoy the journey. Focus on insights, leave complexity behind.
  6. Fresh Perspectives Through External Guidance: No internal expertise? No problem! Outside consultants will uncover blind spots and new opportunities. Sometimes, a fresh pair of eyes is all you need.
  7. Data-Driven Leadership Buy-In: Win your leadership over with solid data. Show them the value of investing in organizational culture. Numbers don’t lie, and neither does a thriving team.
  8. A Holistic Approach to Surveys: Already conducted surveys? Great! Now let’s delve deeper and explore dimensions like leadership and diversity for a nuanced understanding. It’s about seeing the whole picture.
  9. Embracing Growth Opportunities: Unpleasant truths? They’re growth seeds. Let’s foster transparency and create a culture of continuous learning. It’s time to thrive, not just survive.
  10. Size Doesn’t Matter: Big or small, all organizations can blossom from a culture assessment. Let’s build, scale, and refine together.
  11. Beyond One-Time Fixes: Regular assessment keeps you aligned and adaptable. It’s a journey, not a destination.
  12. Protecting Confidentiality: Your secrets are safe with us. We prioritize anonymity and encourage honesty.
  13. Overcoming Employee Resistance: Open communication and inclusion mitigate resistance. It’s about trust and collaboration.
  14. Clear Action Steps for Improvement: Tangible changes start with actionable insights. Let’s turn wisdom into action.
  15. Prioritization and Phased Implementation: Even with limited capacity, we can make big changes. It’s about smart planning and focused execution.
  16. Ensuring Data Quality: Rigorous quality control maintains accuracy. Reliable insights are the building blocks of a successful culture.
  17. Building Trust Through Engagement: Engage employees to cultivate trust. It’s about human connections and shared growth.
  18. Adapting to Leadership Changes: Long-term frameworks provide continuity and flexibility. Change is an opportunity, not a barrier.
  19. Objective Assessment Tools: Subjectivity aside, validated tools bring objectivity into play. Let’s minimize biases together.
  20. Defining Culture with Expertise: Culture can be elusive, but with the right guidance, we can identify and measure it. Let’s find your organization’s unique rhythm.
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Culture assessments aren’t just tools; they’re bridges connecting strategy, humanity, and success. In our rapidly evolving world, understanding and nurturing organizational culture is more crucial than ever.

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Maddie Grant

Maddie Grant, CAE, is an expert culture designer and digital strategist who focuses on helping organizations unlock the power in their culture and navigate culture change. She has specific expertise in digital transformation and generational differences in the workplace. She has explored the language of workplace culture for several years through her books, co-authored with her partner in business and life Jamie Notter, including Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World (2011), the Amazon category best-seller When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business (2015), the Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement (2019), and Culture Change Made Easy, coming out in Fall 2023.