I think it's safe to say that most employees like to know what they’re supposed to do at work. Without having a fairly specific idea of what’s expected it’s hard to identify, and easily get distracted from, mission-critical tasks.
People come to me looking for insights about how to create an innovative culture. They are occasionally a bit surprised when I starting talking about climate.
The urgency for businesses and organisations to become adaptable and agile is growing.
So you’ve hired Lloyd Parry to work on your internal change program. You’ve seen the overview of how Climetrics works and understand the value of creating a highly adaptive organisation. But how does the process work? You’ve got thousands of employees spread over branch offices around the world. How can we possibly live up to the promise of adaptive and make change happen at the scale you need it to happen?
The benefits of changing a work culture are well known. When people talk to us about change their questions aren’t about “why” it needs to happen, but rather “the how Inside Climetrics.”
I’ve said before that Climetrics is like a tailor-made bespoke suit. Many change programs come in a one-size-fits-all package. And I think we all know about how well that works out adaptable organization.
How often do you leave your home and head out without checking the weather? I’ll wager that it’s not too often.
Organisation transformation almost always starts with a climate check.
It makes sense. After all, an organization, is not the sum of its structure, but rather its people.
Ask yourself, what it’s like to work at your organisation? Not on any particular day, but rather, any week, any month. Typically, what is the pervasive attitude of employees? Is it energetic? Open to discussion of ideas? Or is it closed? A company of silos? Are staff secretive and nervous?
Your work-climate is comprised of the combined perceptions, feelings, and behaviours of staff, managers, and leaders. Extensive research has proven there is a link between the work-climate and overall operational performance of an organisation, and demonstrates that work-climate is a predictor of a company’s long-term profitability.
Testing the work climate is arguably the most important step of any transformation, in that it provides a signpost towards not only the areas for change but also the amount of change needed.
Measure for value
Climetrics® is a unique organisational diagnostic we use to identify work climate in all of its facets: management activities, measurement systems, structures, and delivery capabilities. Ideally those organisational pieces should combine to create an adaptive work-climate leading to high-performance and long-term profitability. If they don’t, then change should be on the agenda.
A Climetrics® survey is structured to surface the impact of management choices through a careful analysis of the perceptions, feelings and behaviours of staff and management.