Key Attributes of A Successful Organizational Culture | What Is Culture?
Culture is a common set of behaviors and expectations among a group of people.We typically think of culture in terms of food, music, dance, architecture, and history. Within an organization, culture is a reflection of behaviors and expectations relative to the purpose of the organization. For a nuclear power operating organization, culture will have specific behaviors and expectations, mostly driven by risk management and regulation.
Key Attributes of A Successful Organizational Culture | What is Organizational Culture?
- What We Say
- What We Do
- How We Do It
- Why We Do It
Key Attributes of A Successful Organizational Culture | Why is Organizational Culture Important?
An organization’s culture will ultimately define its success. There are behaviors that create value, and there are behaviors that create risk – therefore, success or failure will result from the organization’s culture. While weaknesses in organizational culture can be overcome with more people, a successful organizational will have the appropriate staff size to have an effective culture that supports the vision and mission of the organization. In summary, a strong organizational culture helps to minimize operating costs.
Key Attributes of A Successful Organizational Culture | Key Attributes
We have done an entire series of posts on the 12 Areas of Organizational Culture. To learn more about each attribute, please click on the link. You will be taken to that specific blog post.
- Mission Clarity
- Fully Empowered Employees
- High Integrity Workplace
- Strong Trust Relationships
- Highly Effective Leadership
- Effective Processes
- Responsive to Internal Customers
- Effective Communications
- Emphasis on Recruiting & Retaining Outstanding Employees
- High Degrees of Adaptability
- High Accountability Standards
Key Attributes of A Successful Organizational Culture | How Can You Assess Your Organizational Culture?
Cultural Elements need to be defined. Observations will be needed of:
- how meetings are conducted/interactions
- conduct of activities
- conduct of organizational interactions
In order to assess your entire organization, one-on-one confidential interviews with an outside unbiased party are necessary. Goodnight Consulting can help with that. Visit our website for more information.