Denison Organizational Culture Profiling
You know your culture is in trouble. And you can see the consequences in your business performance. Many of your employees express frustration and a sense of powerlessness at work, and you’ve recently lost talented new hires to your competition. Those employees who have energy direct it toward initiatives that flounder due to lack of proper management support. No one seems to know where the company is headed, and they’re receiving mixed messages from the leadership. What can you do?
The Denison model answers four key questions about your organization. They include aspects relating to various traits that define key aspects of your organization as well as other departments.
- Mission: Does your organization know where it is going?
- Adaptability: Is your organization listening to the marketplace?
- Involvement: Are employees in your organization aligned, engaged and capable?
- Consistency: Does your organization have the values, systems and processes in place to execute its objectives?
These traits were assessed in the cultural profile carried out. These traits were further broken down into three indexes that describe specific behaviours in business language.
The expected deliverables from the Denison culture-profiling project include being able to:
- Identify strengths in cultural traits
- Identify challenges in cultural traits.
- Identify specific indexes that affect cultural traits that pose a challenge to Cyberview.
- Determine alignment between existing business strategy and cultural traits that exists or are required.
- Determine common cultural traits between different functional units
- Determine the extent to the results of the culture profiling of a particular sub unit or group differs from what is expected.
- Define patterns, trends and themes that emerge from the culture profile
- Design a plan of action to address the requirements identified from the culture profile carried out.
Key Focus Areas
- Team responsibilities with self-managing teams
- Facilitation of Agile Projects
- Improving the team’s decision making and conflict resolution
- Transparency in the team
- Making organizational impediments visible
- Improving the relationship between the Team and the Product Owner
- Product Ownership (of both the team, the PO, and other stakeholders)
- Role and contribution of the team’s management
- Improve Scrum practices (and technical practices)
- Identify areas of cultural strength and weakness
- Troubleshoot points of internal friction
- Back up your culture initiative with hard data
- Measure your culture improvement over time
- Strengthen your business performance
- Create a culture that will attract and retain quality talent
- Utilize additional valid and benchmarked assessment modules to explore: employee engagement, employee commitment, innovation, trust, and safety and risk management
- Get real time feedback to advance needed change through the Denison + Waggl partnership.