How can you tell if your company’s culture is healthy? It might be hard to answer that question, but there is one thing that you should know for sure: it’s not enough to simply ask the employees–especially not in the age of distributed, remote workforces. That’s why we created the Distributed Culture Heatmap – a survey tool that creates a heat map of potential problem areas across distributed cultures in order to help leadership and coaching course correct and strengthen where necessary.
In many situations, companies are flying blind when they try to assess and analyze their company cultures. Surveys? OK, but how? Feedback loops? Sure, but are they being honest? Sprinkle in surprise departures by key employees or an overwhelmed HR department in the new virtual environment, and you’re on the precipice of company culture disaster in the virtual world.
What’s the solution to our “new normal” workplace concerns? Distributed culture monitoring. The idea is to create a heat map of potential problem areas, using respondents from all over the company (and even outside it), in order to help leadership and coaching course correct and strengthen where necessary.
The company culture monitoring survey tool we’re discussing here, DCH, creates a heat map for potential problem areas which can then be analyzed by leadership, and leveraged to find opportunities to infuse coaches, development, and support where needed.
So what happens when your heatmap spots problem areas? What are some culture problems that may be creeping up?
- Is your company’s culture is too lax?
- Do you have a high turnover rate, especially in key positions?
- Are people not working as hard or are they overworked
- Do employees feel connected and engaged with their counterparts?
DCH can help by providing leadership with the data to address and eliminate these problems. This will lead to far-reaching, long term improvements from improving client retention to expanding operations and teams. It will also help support future remote and distributed culture plans so you can offer your teams the flexibility they desire without compromising your company’s efficiency.