Facing increased pressure to deliver more growth and productivity while addressing workforce mobility trends and skills shortages, 87 percent of business leaders cite organizational culture and employee engagement as their top challenge, according to Deloitte’s “Global Human Capital Trends 2015” report.
Responding to this need, Deloitte developed CulturePathTM, a culture-change solution that enables companies to measure their culture, pinpoint strengths and gaps, and drive behaviours needed to achieve critical business objectives.
“Organizational culture is top-of-mind for the C-suite today because business is changing more rapidly — and is more competitive — than ever before,” says Anthony Abbatiello, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP.
“To thrive in this environment, companies must understand their employees’ beliefs and motivations, and connect those emotionally-influenced decisions and actions to business strategy. Organizations that align people to purpose are more engaged and better able to achieve key business goals.”
Using an analytics-driven diagnostic, CulturePathTM measures eight specific indices that help the leadership and HR professionals within an organization understand the company’s current culture.
This includes four foundational attributes that are core to achievement of specific business strategies – collective focus, risk and governance, external orientation and change, and innovation. Plus, four differentiating attributes tied directly to behavioural motivations and emotions – courage, commitment, inclusion, and shared beliefs.
To transform corporate culture successfully, Organizations should focus on three critical areas:
“To make a significant and lasting impact on culture change, the levers that drive performance and behaviours need to be adjusted over time because the business strategy, work and employees continually change,” says Marc Kaplan, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and national leader of the organization transformation and talent service line.
“While culture can sometimes seem amorphous, it is possible to measure and develop required cultural attributes. Still, there needs to be an ongoing commitment to monitoring, measuring and actively shaping the culture that need to drive the organizational strategy.”
The solution is cloud-based and mobile-accessible, enabling business leaders to visualize explore and compare key data using an intuitive dashboard. Coupling this technology with deep experience in consumer behaviour and organizational change, Deloitte delivers a precise plan with actionable insights for cultural transformation.