Organization Culture Check-up

Most people implicitly understand that an organization’s culture affects how work gets done, and how people within the organization relate to the organization, their work, and each other. For things to work smoothly, it’s important that people have a shared understanding of the organization and where they’re going.

Do different departments have a shared understanding of the purpose and direction of the organization?

Are management and employees on the same page in terms of how they see the organization and their perceptions of its potential?

Do managers see employees as employees see themselves? And vice versa?

How strongly tied to the organization and its mission are your employees?

The PD can be used to assess the “health” of an organization in terms of:

  • degree of shared vision
  • commitment
  • hopefulness/optimism regarding the organization’s future
  • values alignment
  • executive<->employee alignment