Whether it be a set of values, customs or traditions, your company culture is a set of collective aspirations that will define how your business grows. Healthy business cultures can inspire people to navigate through tough times and produce work far beyond their pay grade. Though culture is frequently invoked with success, cultural failures can have an equally pronounced effect on a company. If not carefully tailored, a poorly planned culture can create a dysfunctional workplace.
Though you may have organized your company’s culture, your employees experience it every day. They see it at its peaks and troughs, and they are the best way to determine whether your culture is making your business stronger.
Here are five ways to survey your employees about company culture—and why doing so is important.
1. Find out the actual consequences of values.