Denison Culture Assessment

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The Denison Culture Assessment is a comprehensive analysis of your organization's culture.

Without a clear understanding of your culture’s current state, you risk intensifying the problem by directing resources in the wrong direction. Denison’s research shows that healthier culture scores translate to higher employee engagement, enhanced customer service, increased workplace safety, and better financial performance.

Culture affects
business performance

The underlying cultural traits and management practices that influence business performance include:

Adaptability

Patterns, Trends, and Market

“Are we listening to the marketplace?”

Mission

Direction, Purpose, and Blueprint

“Do we know where we are going?”

Involvement

Commitment, Ownership, and Responsibility

“Are our people aligned and engaged?”

Consistency

Systems, Structures, and Processes

“Does our system create leverage?”

To help members rescue a struggling culture, Archbright utilizes the Denison’s Organizational Culture Survey (DOCS). This unique survey evaluates the underlying cultural traits and management practices that influence business performance.

This is a four-quadrant chart to illustrate the four key cultural traits (Adaptability, Mission, Involvement, and Consistency) and twelve related management practices measured in the Denison Organizational Culture Survey. The top half of the chart refers to an External Focus and is made up of the Mission quadrant and the Adaptability quadrant. The organization represented here shows an overall strong Mission with a slight weakness in the organizations vision and strategic direction & intent, but a strong position on goals & objectives. In the Adaptability quadrant this organization has a strong customer focus and organizational learning, but has a weakness in creating change. The bottom half of the chart refers to an Internal Focus and is made up of the employee Involvement quadrant and corporate Consistency quadrant. The organization represented here shows a strong employee Involvement quadrant with strong ratings in empowerment, team orientation, and capability development. For this organization the corporate Consistency quadrant ratings were strong for core values and agreement, but had a weakness for coordination & integration. The left-side quadrants where both Adaptability and Employee Involvement are located combine to form a focus on Flexibility, with the organization represented here being very flexible. The right-side quadrants, Mission and Consistency, combine to form a focus on Stability, with the organization represented here as not being stable.

With our Denison Culture Assessment, your employees will take the culture survey and we map their responses against the Denison Model. The cumulative data will show you areas of alignment and discord in the four key drivers of high performance—mission, adaptability, involvement, and consistency. This is your baseline against which to measure future improvement. We then consult with you and provide a facilitated process for bringing about Culture Change.