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Organisational Culture: Does Your Organisation Have a ‘Family Feel’?

The latest CIPD Employee Outlook survey has revealed that the majority of employees, regardless of organisation size, want a culture that has a ‘family feel’. They want to work for an organisation that is ‘held together by loyalty and tradition’.

Whilst the vast majority of employees stated that they wanted a ‘family feel’ just 26% of those questioned described their current culture in this way. This disparity between how employees perceive their organisation’s culture and the type of culture that they would prefer to work in can have significant implications for talent management and overall business success. This mismatch can result in low morale, poor employee retention and reduced productivity.

No matter what size your organisation is it is vital that you engage with your employees to understand how you can reinforce and evolve your organisational culture. A strong organisational culture can help you to stand out from the crowd giving you a competitive edge and a strong foundation for business growth. Not only will your existing employees be more engaged in growing the business but a well-defined organisational culture will also help you to attract and recruit the best talent.

If you are looking to gain a better understanding of your organisational culture then the best place to start is to identify your employees’ perception of the culture. At Solve we can create and distribute a bespoke employee engagement survey that will allow you to gain a better understanding of how your employees perceive the current culture and what type of culture they would prefer. One of our consultants would then work closely with you to help you understand and apply the survey findings helping you to create a culture that will improve employee engagement, retention, productivity and overall business success.

Click on the following link for the full CIPD Employee Outlook Survey 2015