Cultures Are Complex
We Provide You a Nuanced Understanding of Yours
A Nuanced Approach
Organizational cultures must be viewed in a holistic way that enables a nuanced understanding of it. To truly understand an organizational culture, you must be able to identify and weave together an understanding of intended / permitted cultures, macro / microculture alignments, social / operational / ideological culture qualities, and the unique culture experiences of the organization’s employees in order to foster an inclusive culture of belonging where everyone can thrive.
Nuance Culture Surveys™ offers a series of integrated audits, assessments, and surveys to measure and define organizational culture at the macro and microculture levels as well as the culture experience throughout the employee lifecycle.
Nuance Culture Surveys™
Do you know what kind of culture experience your employees are actually having?
Creating and maintaining healthy, inclusive cultures of belonging requires a nuanced, detailed understanding of your organizational culture as it exists at every level.
Without the means to achieve that level of understanding, your culture improvement efforts will:
Fail to identify culture needs
Fail to address the culture concerns of the most vulnerable members of your organization
Fail to create lasting culture improvements
Organizational Culture Quality Audit
The Social Culture Quality Audit™ is designed to measure 6 social culture aspects (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, Authenticity, and Psychological Safety) of an organization and guide culture change and management efforts.
The Operational Culture Quality Audit™ is designed to measure the strategy, structures, and systems of an organization.
The Ideological Culture Quality Audit™ is designed to identify and define organizational values and principles, measure organizational commitment to the identified values and principles, and measure employee alignments with the identified values and principles.
The Candidate Experience Matrix™ is a tool that identifies the Operational and Ideological qualities that will allow candidates to thrive in an organization. When calibrated to a specific position it also evaluates the skills of applicants allowing hiring managers and recruiters to more quickly identify the best candidates for an open position.
Our Employee Exit Survey uses the core Social Culture Quality Audit™ questions to capture the social culture experience of the exiting employee and identify the role policies, people, job responsibilities, communication, compensation, and recognition play in the decision to exit the company.
Pulse and Engagement Surveys
The Nuance Culture Surveys™ can design and implement customized pulse and engagement surveys capable of providing the in-the-moment insights you need.
OUR CULTURE PHILOSOPHY
Intended and Permitted Cultures
Intended cultures are:
Explicitly communicated behaviors and expectations
Company’s governing intentions for interactions between peers and with management
Permitted cultures are:
Organic and implicitly allowed
Real-world behaviors and interactions between peers and with management
Allowed across the organization
Possibly outside the Intended culture when interactions and behaviors are accepted
While you may have the best intentions, permitted cultures that exist outside - or even despite - your policies can create unhealthy cultures that negatively impact:
Macro and Microcultures
Macro-cultures are the entirety of the cultures existing within an organization.
Micro-cultures are cultures within the macro-culture.
When working in harmony, the micro- and macro-cultures are healthy.
Social, Operational, and Ideological Culture
Beyond the macro/microculture and intended/permitted culture elements of organizational culture there are the social, operational, and ideological culture elements.
Social culture is about identity-based culture experiences.
Operational culture is about what, why, how work gets done within an organization.
Ideological culture is about the values and principles that drive an organization and its people.
The Nuance Difference
The nuance difference is we’ve designed a series of highly specialized audits and assessments which work in tandem with one another to provide a depth of insight into organizational culture that moves from the macroculture level down through the microculture levels and into individual employee culture experiences.
Our competitors, be they midmarket or fortune 500 consultancies, rely on either multiple, independent off-the-shelf solutions or a single proprietary culture model. By developing multiple specialized audits for three distinctly focused culture models, we are able to offer targeted solutions that work together seamlessly to provide a nuanced and holistic understanding of your unique organizational culture and the microcultures that it is composed of.
With the ability to model organizational cultures so completely we are better able to support you in your culture efforts.