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"Culture eats strategy for breakfast."

Peter Drucker

Create the culture to deliver long-term results.

Whether your organization's culture is healthy or unhealthy, strong or weak, it's palpable. 

Employees feed off it, customers and stakeholders feel it, competitors sense it, and investors buy into it.

Healthy, positive, cohesive cultures create successful organizations. Employees are evangelical and engaged in the work they do and the organization they work for. People are clear about the role they play, how to get things done, and how to behave. They feel engaged, safe, trusted, and empowered, and talent attraction and retention are radically improved.

Clients, customers and stakeholders know what the organization stands for, how they're going to be treated, and what they can expect: They trust it.

In commercial environments, competitors are stumped by a strong, healthy culture because, unlike products, pricing, and other well-known strategies, they can't replicate or reproduce it.

 

In the public sector strong, healthy culture breeds efficiency, pride, and a strong organizational voice

 

Positive culture has been shown to promote investment in people, clear ethical standards, good behaviour at the top, and high levels of accountability.

Despite well-documented proof that culture is vital for short and long-term success, many leaders turn to more traditional approaches to fix performance long before they ask the question "Do you think it could be the culture?" For example, changes in strategic direction, market position, leadership, roles and responsibilities, and organizational structure are often used as attempts to remedy declining performance. In the presence of a healthy culture, all can succeed. In the presence of an unhealthy or inefficient culture, all are doomed to fail.

Science shows that a strong, healthy culture translates directly into engaged and committed employees, creativity, innovation and efficiency, loyal customers and stakeholders, and top and bottom-line results.

So how exactly can culture drive sustainable performance?

By consciously developing these critical elements:

- Engaged, evangelical, committed, cohesive workforce

- High levels of talent retention and attraction

- Exceptional behaviour, accountability, and strategic alignment from the top

- Trust from employees, customers, clients, stakeholders, and investors

The effects of intentional culture management are visible, palpable, and measurable. 

How we can help you.

Using our proven process, we dive deep into your private or public organization and use both quantitative and qualitative methods to assess your organization's culture quickly and accurately.  From there, we engage your entire organization in your unique culture transformation roadmap and support your organization as you transform your culture, your organization, and your performance into something extraordinary. 

Our ACT-R  culture development process guides the intentional creation of a clearly understood, cohesive, powerful culture that promotes employee engagement and well-being, and organizational performance. 

Using the most extensively validated and reliability-tested culture framework, we assess your organization's culture and provide you with the roadmap to develop the culture that aligns with your goals and priorities. 

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Assess

Using the most extensively validated and reliability-tested culture framework, we assess your organization's culture and provide you with a diagnosis and strategically aligned 'future state' profile.

This phase includes:

  • Quantitative and qualitative culture assessment

  • Diagnosis of existing culture

  • Preferred culture profile

Confirm

We dive deep into your organization and uncover deeply held cultural beliefs and behaviours that support or get in the way of your organization's goals and objectives. 

This phase includes:

  • Focus Groups

  • 1:1 Interviews

Transform

We put in place the steps and actions that align culture with strategy, engage everyone, and transform your organization's culture. 

This phase includes:

  • Retreats

  • Leadership & employee training

  • Execution blueprint

Re-assess

Nine to twelve months following the start of the 'Transform' phase, we re-assess your organization's culture, highlight successes, and identify and fix any remaining gaps. 

This phase includes:

  • Quantitative and qualitative culture assessment

  • Progress and 'next steps' report

To learn more about how we can help your organization, contact us HERE.