What is the Best Culture to perform Award?

Awarded yearly, the Best Culture to Perform Award honours those who have shown that their culture best serves their strategy. The Best Culture to Perform Award started as a response to business challenges in a highly competitive business environment. Its main goal is to enable organisational effectiveness by providing you with valuable and unique insights to build the Best Culture to Perform.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

We see organisational culture as a certain way of working that either supports the strategic (sub) goals you have or not. Your organisation may have multiple sub-cultures, each optimised to support a functional way of working given the context of each of these sub-cultures. A sub-culture can be, for example, the management team, the factory floor, support teams (HR, legal, IT), or geographical location.

Your Organisational Culture is unique. The Best Culture to Perform Award is all about you.

  • Your Cultural Optimisation
    Presentation of concrete change suggestions: “The Lever of Change” to make the transformation happen.
  • Your Organisational Effectiveness
    A clear visualisation of both the actual and optimal culture of your organisation, and your scope for improvement.
  • Your Leadership Development
    Insight into the degree of managerial and leadership effectiveness within your organisation.
  • Your branding as an employer
    A global programme indicating that you have worked consistently to achieve the Best Culture to Perform for you and your employees.

 

What do we do

STEP 1 : KICK-OFF Meeting

In the initial kick-off meeting, we work with you to align your goals, and look at which sub-cultures are involved (e.g. which are strategically relevant).

STEP 2: WORKSHOP 1- DEFINE THE TARGET

We schedule a workshop with your top management where we connect your strategy to our cultural model and you decide what is the optimal culture for your organisation (and its parts). Using our metrics to guide the discussion process, we give you insight into the context in which your organisation finds itself. The context might be that you have a lot of financial pressure, it might be that recently you grew a lot; by not setting this context, any cultural transformation implemented could fail.

STEP 3: MEASURING

Following the first workshop, we measure the actual and desired culture inside the selected parts of your organisation. It doesn’t matter if all employees participate or not, we don’t invoice by number of respondents.

STEP 4: WORKSHOP 2 

In a second workshop, we look into the gaps between the actual and optimal culture, and we derive potential salient information by comparing your desired culture with our database.

STEP 5: WRAP-UP

After these workshops we sit together again and decide on the next steps. Perhaps you are already eligible for “The Best Culture to Perform Award”, or perhaps there are gaps you want to bridge – in which case we can provide further coaching.

It doesn’t matter what your strategy is. Our approach, which we base on the Multi-Focus Model, delivers insights into a range of roughly 200 topics, whether they concern productivity enhancement, building innovation cultures, building agile cultures, etc.