WorkXO Culture Assessment
Get the Data You Need to Design an Amazing Culture
There are a number of well-researched culture assessments on the market today that measure satisfaction—what your people like about your culture and what they don’t—then compare your culture to their abstract ideal.
These assessments don’t capture what it’s like to work at your organization—the patterns, the experiences, even the contradictions inherent in how you do things.
That’s precisely what we give you with our WorkXO Culture Assessment.
Find Out Where You Stand
The specific culture markers we measure in the assessment were derived from years of research that went into our first two books (Humanize and When Millennials Take Over), and they will help you see how evolved your culture is along a continuum of traditionalist to futurist. Are you more like the 1950s, or are you more like the future of work? You’ll see underlying patterns that could be holding you back in handling today’s critical management issues. For example:
Agility – perhaps can you move quickly, but are you still getting in your own way?
Collaboration – your individuals might be helping each other out, but are your groups equipped for higher level collaboration?
Innovation – even if you’re talking the talk about innovation, are you walking the walk when it comes to running experiments or taking risks?
We measure 5 more culture markers (transparency, technologies, inclusion, growth, and solutions), and each one will provide you important insights that are difficult to see when you’re mired in the day-to-day work. You’ll be able to use those insights to make targeted changes to your culture that will drive results.
Apply the Insights Right Away
The assessment takes your employees 15 minutes to complete, and you’ll have your results—in a dynamic online platform—in a matter of days (not weeks or months). The platform lets YOU do the slicing and dicing, so you can see how different groups are experiencing your culture, down to the level of 64 individual culture building blocks.
Each assessment comes with a Culture Pattern Report from the team at PROPEL that highlights the key patterns inside your data, along with a benchmarking report so you can see how your culture compares to our aggregate data set.
Once you see the patterns, you can get started right away on improving your culture.
The results tell you exactly how your people experience your culture. Instead of good/bad, we measure 8 Culture Markers (and the 8 Building Blocks that make up each marker) on a scale ranging from “traditionalist” to “futurist.”
The 8 Culture Markers
Agility – how the organization manages change
Collaboration – how the organization facilitates working together
Growth – how the organization develops its employees
Inclusion – how the organization manages diversity and authenticity
Innovation – how the organization is set up for the creation of new ideas and new value
Solutions – how the organization incorporates internal (staff) and external (customer) user needs
Technologies – how the organization leverages the digital age and leverages current technology
Transparency – how the organization communicates knowledge and builds trust
It Always Starts with the Right Data
You can be confident that your WorkXO Culture Assessment results will send you down the right path. We’ve successfully tested the model for validity and reliability, and it has been used by nearly 100 different organizations, of all sizes and from many different industries, from Cisco Systems to the American College of Physicians, to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
In every case, clients used their data as the starting point for the critical conversations they had throughout their organizations that generated meaningful change. And not because they were trying to copy the culture cool kids or make everyone happy–because they saw where their current cultures were out of alignment and found a way to make them more successful.
Of course, if you want help with the change part, we do that through our Culture Design projects, but if you’re ready to take your data and run with it, then contact us to get started.