What’s your culture? Explore these 12 vital attributes

To understand the values and beliefs that pervade your organization, ask employees to weigh in on these key elements of their work experience. The results can be affirming or jarring.

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An organization’s culture reflects and affects how employees describe where they work, how they understand the business and how they see themselves as part of the organization. Culture is also a driver of decisions, actions and, ultimately, the overall performance of the organization.

How would employees describe the culture of your organization?

Some common positive assessments are:

Cultures develop organically or are created through deliberate, consistent planning and action. Leaders at the best organizations understand their culture and take careful steps to manage and promote it. One way they manage their culture is to gather feedback from employees to see how aligned they are with the current and/or desired culture.

A good way to do this is to define the desired cultural attributes and measure them through an employee survey.

Here are 12 attributes to evaluate your organization culture:

1. Respect/fairness

2. Trust/integrity

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