Conducting a corporate culture audit is like taking the pulse of your employees’ experience working for your organisation
An audit uncovers vital information about the health of your organisation. It looks at work environment, practices, behaviours and hurdles that stand in their way of being more productive and efficient. Understanding culture factors about your organisation can help you retain key employees and guide you in what behaviours and values to look for when hiring new staff.
“Culture is the organisation’s immune system.” — Michael Watkins
Elements required to ensure your culture audit is successful:
Step 1: Craft questions
Craft a list of questions to ask the organisation’s employees in an audit across the company. Ask questions such as their satisfaction with salaries and benefits, whether they feel valued as members of the organisation, access to training, openness of communication within the organisation. To ensure more honest answers make the survey anonymous.
Step 2: Observation
Step 3: Interview
Step 4: Focus groups
Trust is key to a culture audit – and has to be earned.
Tips for Crafting an effective Culture Audit
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