IDEA #13: Cultural Assessment

Cultural Assessment Firm.

Here is the Cultural Performance Audit that I created to take a companies culture and measure it against their culture.   I think companies need to learn and quantify their culture more and more.   This simple assessment takes the qualitative and quantitative data of a company and puts it to good use.   To learn more, contact me at aaronbare[at]aaronbare.com. 

 

Cultural Performance Audit

Instructions:   Welcome to the Cultural Performance Audit™.  You have a wonderful opportunity to direct the future of your organization.  We encourage you to take this survey very seriously.  The instrument will take approximately 5-10 minutes from start to finish.  Do not respond by how you wish things were but respond to how things are today and responding to the statements/questions that first comes to mind for you.  Please do not analyze the statements/questions – there are no trick questions.  We are just looking for honest feedback. 

 

Culture.

Please answer these questions by using the scale of:   5=Strongly Agree, 4=Agree, 3=Neutral, 2=Disagree and 1=Strongly disagree.

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1.  The vision, values, and mission are clear for the organization.

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2.  Leadership’s (or managements) actions are congruent with the organizations strategy.

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3.  I understand my role and responsibilities.

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4.  Communication is a high value in this organization.

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5.  We operate in crisis mode (everything is an emergency). 

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6.  I am rewarded for challenging the status quo.     

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7.  A new fad (flavor of the month) guides the direction of this organization.

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8. Our organization is a bureaucracy (it is very hard to accomplish anything).

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9.  Leadership supports my growth with proper rewards and recognition.

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10.  People are very considerate and helpful within our organization.

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(For Auditor use only) Total Points:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please select as many words as possible that reflect your experiences within your organization.

1. Trust…………….. 

2. Autonomy …………….. 

3. Bureaucracy…………….. 

4. Collaboration…………….. 

5. Consistency…………….. 

6. Creativity…………….. 

7. Diversity valued…………….. 

8. Excellence…………….. 

9. Fair…………….. 

10. Healthy…………….. 

11. Innovative…………….. 

12. Ethical…………….. 


13. Shared Leadership…………….. 

14. Shared Decisions…………….. 

15. Fear Based…………….. 

16. Team Driven…………….. 

17. Authentic…………….. 

Strategy.

Please answer these questions by using the scale of:  3=Strongly Agree, 2=Neutral, 1=Strongly disagree.

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1.  Customer loyalty is a value of this organization.          

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2.      People are considered the most important asset of this organization.

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3.  Leadership drives the efforts of employees.

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4.  The organizational structure is conducive for productive work.

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5.  The employees are empowered to make decisions and often make them.

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6.   Our current performance review is a fair practice.

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7.  Information is shared with the employees frequently.

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8.  My role is the most important role in this organization.

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9. Our organization is very competitive and is a leader in our industry.

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10. Every task or project I work on is related to our underlying goal or strategy.

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(For auditor use only) Total points:

 

 

 

Performance.

1.  What is the average number of years your organization retains a customer?

 

2.  On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the lowest), how happy are you at work?

 

3.  How many emails do you answer in a day?

 

4.  On a scale of 1 to 10, how likely will you be here in five years?

 

5.  How long have you been with the organization?

 

6.   How many hours per year do you spend training?

 

7.  On a scale of 1 to 10, how often can you rely on people to get their jobs done?

 

8.  What is the total amount of time you spend in meetings in a week?

 

9.  What is the % of time that you spend with (internal or external) customers?

 

10.  What is the total number of hours that you work in a week?

 

(For Auditors Use Only) Total Points:

 

 

OPEN ENDED-QUESTIONS

Please write/print CLEARLY and use additional sheets if necessary.  We are very interested in both the quality and quantity of your responses.  The richer your responses – the richer the feedback will be.

                               

1. What are the three things that excite you about what is currently going on in your organization?

 

                                   

2. What are the three things that concern you in your organization?

 

 

3. What are three ways to improve you job today in your organization?

 

 

4. If you were CEO for the day, what is the one thing that you would change and how?

 

 

5.  What are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that you see for your organization?

 

 

Thank you for taking the Cultural Performance Audit™.  Should you have any questions, please contact us by email us at aaronbare[at]aaronbare.com

 

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