Within an organisation or company, a culture is based on shared social norms and values, but also relates to the common behaviours and decisions made and how team members feel. Do you want to learn how you contribute to a positive team culture? Read on!
To achieve a high performing team, everyone has to be comfortable within the current team culture. If it turns out that this is not the case, problems may arise. Employees may not feel understood and may perform less. By mapping the current culture and making it measurable, practical insights become actionable and work can be done to achieve the desired culture.
To be agile and resilient in a rapidly changing market, it is vital that employees feel good and that they are motivated to do their job. This can be done in several ways. But first, you need to analyse the current team and company culture to see where change needs to take place.
This starts with identifying the qualities of your team. By mapping the natural behaviours and talents of the people in your team, how they react to complex situations and measuring how they view the current level of psychological safety, you can already make many steps in changing the culture within the organisation.
Human Insight has developed several tools, practical assessments and survey questions that we use to measure team culture.
By using the AEM-Cube, three dimensions are used to look at how employees naturally deal with change and growth and where they contribute to strategy execution.
By deploying the AEM-Cube, you can measure the current team culture and gain immediate insight into the strengths and weaknesses within a team, as well as whether your team has what it takes to achieve objectives. By exposing team dynamics, immediate action can be taken to ensure sustainable growth.
Recurring themes these days are diversity and inclusion and cognitive diversity. Low levels of diversity within teams can hinder success. A diverse and inclusive team is generally more creative, feels more comfortable and has higher problem-solving abilities.
An inclusive corporate culture can be achieved by measuring psychological safety in a team and actively working to create a culture where everyone feels safe.
There are multiple advantages of culturally diverse teams, especially when we are thinking about the benefits it has towards a positive team culture.
According to different studies, diverse teams, are more motivated and creative and are better problem solvers. They tend to have a broader perspective and thus important in a cultural diverse environment.
Changing the culture of an organisation, team or company is often difficult. This is because it is a longer process in which it is important that all employees are heard and the willingness to change is high.
To successfully change, map and measure a company’s culture, it is important to adapt your leadership style accordingly. You must learn to manage change and motivate your team to actively contribute.
The following points can form the basis if you want to measure or change team culture:
The steps taken to build a good team culture can be drawn more broadly to the organisational level. Within large organisations, it may be desirable to look not only to culture at team level, but the culture of the whole organisation.
This way, you can ensure that the quality of interaction between your teams or departments in your organisation is effectively improved.
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