Most organizations fail in their attempt to modify
organizational culture. In fact, only 15% of organizations who have attempted
to change their cultures have reported success. But, there are commonalities in
the approaches of those successful organizations, as revealed in the
bestselling book Culture
Renovation™ and corresponding research study by human capital
research firm i4cp
i4cp’s research uncovered 18
specific tactics which organizations can employ to create effective change.
Yet, none of these tactics will work if your organization’s leadership doesn’t
first fully understand the culture—and its nuances—in place today.
In fact, two-thirds of
organizations that report successfully renovating their cultures started by
gathering sentiment and related data from key stakeholders to understand how
they viewed the existing culture and what they would like the new culture to
be. And as a cautionary note, relying on an annual engagement survey has been
shown to poor gauge of culture health.
Conducting early assessments and gathering feedback creates numerous
- Assessing culture health will help uncover areas
of strength and improvement needs, while creating the opportunity to benchmark
against high-performance organizations.
- Identifying cultural problems will better enable
you to target where they are occurring and why—so you can defuse them
for the future.
- Gaining an accurate, holistic understanding of
your culture today will allow you to correctly shape the culture you envision
As a result, organizations can
better set their cultural path and desired behaviors.
i4cp’s Culture Renovation™
Assessment combines employee listening techniques with analysis of
external sentiment data to help your executives truly understand their culture
in this manner. Modeled on our Healthy
Culture Index, it measures an organization across three actionable
- High-performance mindset (e.g., accountability,
- Employee experience (e.g., inclusion and
diversity, employee engagement, personal growth)
- Risk profile (e.g., talent retention,
reputation, ethics, customer centricity)
A set of unique benchmarks also provide a view into
high-performing organizations that have successfully transformed their culture.
Culture changes are complex. But, with the right insights in
hand, executives and people leaders can navigate those challenges to plan,
build and maintain a successful Culture Renovation™.
Our team of experts is also here to help you get started—and
take the first step toward a healthier future by scheduling a Culture Insights
meeting with us