Building a high-performance culture

Just because you have a clear vision doesn’t always lead to a high-performing culture, although it does help. Before building your culture, you first need to take into account the current culture. Do you already promote strong leadership principles, employee development, etc.? If so, what areas need the most improvement? Don’t try to tackle all…

Read More

Creating and sharing a vision

Whether you’re looking to make a shift in your existing culture or build one for the first time, you need to start with a vision. What is your organization trying to achieve, and how do you want you and your employees to interpret the work to be done? Let’s say you want to be the…

Read More

What is a high-performance culture?

Organizational culture represents your business’s core values, rewarded behaviors, and, ultimately, performance drivers. Culture is a result of deliberate, intentional action, so you’ll need to make sure you take calculated measures to build your culture in a way that benefits your organization. But what does it mean to have a culture that promotes high performance?…

Read More

Building your cultural interview

What kind of culture do you have? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. Many companies do not have a defined culture. The Predictive Index’s Design solution can help assess your culture. You can explore it below.  In our hiring example, if you focus on processes and precision, then the culture would value accurate and timely…

Read More

Promoting leaders at every level

A culture is not defined just by those at the top. Every person in an organization has the ability to impact the culture. That’s why it’s important to support culture leaders at every level. Sometimes, even those with the least amount of formal authority can play the biggest role in culture. Give employees an opportunity…

Read More

Rewarding and recognizing employees

Reinforcing your values will increase employees’ belief in the culture you’ve created. Determine which behaviors should be rewarded and which should be discouraged. For example, the company pushing for improved teamwork could create a rewards system that recognizes individuals who exhibit team collaboration.  What about addressing a behavior that’s NOT aligned with the culture? What…

Read More

Strengthening values and norms

Culture can’t just be set once and then left alone. Many factors impact a culture, including changes in leadership, company acquisitions, and even day-to-day decisions. It’s up to you and all employees to help maintain the culture you want. Communication is key to maintaining your culture. Let your organization know the cultural values everyone should…

Read More

Understanding your company culture

Before jumping to improving or maintaining your culture, let’s discuss the specific culture types. Cultures can be defined by two major competing value propositions:  Whether the company values stability or change.  Whether the company is internally focused or externally focused.  Based on those values, an organization will fall within one of the four organizational cultures:…

Read More