Performance is a lagging indicator…
…behaviour is a leading one
It’s hard when you’re busy to pay enough attention to your most vital resource, your people – particularly when business is going well! There are critical times when you need to evaluate your culture; smart leaders treat it as a strategic priority, nurturing and shaping it constantly.
Culture plays a significant role in the organisation’s ability to execute strategic plans successfully.
Who hires us and why?
Boards, CEO’s and HRD’s in particular call on our expertise and unique methodology to:
- Provide a cultural profile when there’s new leadership.
- Ensure they comply with a regulatory mandate.
- Profile and integrate cultures pre-and-post merger/acquisition.
- Drive a cultural shift, to achieve new strategic objectives or accommodate a rapidly changing market place.
- Transform a suboptimal customer experience.
- Meet the requirements of Board governance – UK Corporate Governance Code 2018.
We’re experts in the field and that’s why clients ask us for help. Shaping organisational culture change is complex and requires specialist knowledge, it is not a science but it needs rigour, skill and expertise.
How do we do it?
Using our tested methodology we work from an independent, neutral position, offering a completely objective perspective. We’re not a replacement for HR but an invaluable resource, able to look from the outside in, to provide a fresh, measured view of the whole organisation strategically, gathering employee and customer feedback.
We can review all aspects of your culture including the beliefs, value systems, behaviours and processes that underpin everything and inform how people interact.
We evaluate areas like: company strengths, risks, cultural challenges, employee engagement, HR policies and procedures, performance appraisal outcomes, internal communication, pay and reward.
We invite you and your employees, customers, suppliers and other key stakeholders to share their views confidentially and in a controlled environment. Our style is to engender trust and build relationships by providing an approachable, calm atmosphere, which makes people feel comfortable. The result is a positive experience where thoughts can be shared without feeling pressured.
The output is a strategic analysis of the organisational culture, in a practical and measurable way, with recommendations and actions, next steps, a roadmap with timescales, responsibilities, risks and resources required.
A toxic culture will sabotage your success.