Active Time: Non-disruptive to business operations.
Total Time: Depends how healthy or unhealthy the culture is.
Yields: Amazing results where your organization becomes a destination employer.
1 Tbsp - desire to become better
1 Lb - missionary leadership team
7 - core factors of culture questions
4 - Culture Booster surveys
1 Tbsp - results meeting
1 Lb - take action plans
2 Cups - energizer team
2 Cups - positive reinforcement
How to Make It
Preheat the oven by identifying your pain point(s) (e.g., turnover, low productivity, low CSI, defects, safety incidences, absenteeism). Add in your desire to get better, build a business case around the pain point(s) and determine your culture boost's ROI. Mix in an attainable goal related to improving the pain point(s). Make sure you've got missionary leaders on your team.
Partner with a culture expert to help you select valid and reliable questions from the 7 Core Factors of Culture. Add the 4 Culture Booster surveys to your yearly calendar. When the time arrives, send the first survey out.
Share the survey results with all employees in a timely manner—divide survey feedback into quick wins and keystone goals. Add the quick wins and keystone goal(s) to the Take Action Plans.
Inspect periodically to ensure that progress is being made on Take Action Plans. Add an Energizer Team (a small multi-departmental team of mature, purpose-driven, optimistic people who naturally inspire others) to work on keystone goal(s). Measure to determine advancement as it pertains to the attainable goal. Celebrate progress early and often.
Now that your organization has enjoyed the benefits of helpful feedback, a modern take on the suggestion box is a great compliment to the survey.