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Organizational Culture Quality Audit

What does your company look like? 4 overlapping hexagrams  Hexagrams read: 53% of the workforce is male 77% of the workforce is white 5% of the workforce identifies as LGBTQ+  64% of the workforce is aged  25-54 Hexagram overlaps read: 30% of the workforce are women aged 25-54 4% of the C-Suite are women of Color 40% of LGBTQ+ adults are BIPOC 41% of people aged 25-39 are LGBTQ+ & 17% of people aged 40-55 are LGBTQ+ Citations: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics November 2021  |  Williams Institute.  LGBT People’s Experiences of Workplace Discrimination and Harassment.  (2022, January 12) FIC Human Resource Partners, LLC Logo

Don't assume that your intended culture is the one that your people and communities are experiencing.

Be sure!


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Organizations are complex culture ecosystems comprised of people with different identities and experiences and the microcultures that exist around them.  Like every ecosystem, organizational cultures must maintain a careful balance. 

Fostering an inclusive culture of belonging means balancing the differences across microcultures and aligning them aligning them to your larger organizational culture values. At FIC Human Resource Partners, we understand the complexity of organizational cultures and our nuanced understanding allows us to guide our clients in the work of balancing their microcultures and fostering inclusive cultures of belong. 

Social, Operational, and Ideological Culture

The FIC Culture Model is a holistic nuanced view of organizational culture.

Organizational culture is comprised of 3 culture dimensions: Social, Ideological, and Operational culture. Within each of those dimensions are 6 culture elements.  For each of those elements there are 4 potential culture qualities that may be experienced. 

Our Organizational Culture Quality Audit enables us to measure and identify the culture qualities of all 18 culture elements.

Benefits of the Organizational Culture Quality Audit

Intersectional Insights

Holistic, Employee-Based Visibility

Organizations must view culture holistically, taking into account:

  • Social, Operational, and Ideological Culture

  • Employee Culture Experiences

  • Specific microcultures within the macroculture

  • How well microcultures work together

  • How closely the macro and microcultures are aligned to your intended culture.

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The Organizational Culture Quality Audit

Culture Health Snapshot   Hexagon that has a color spectrum that radiates from the center (red) to through orange and yellow to green at the outer. Divided into 6 labeled parts: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, Authenticity, Psychological Safety. Each section has a pie wedge representing the health of that  culture element.  © 2022  FIC Human Resource Partners & FIC Human Resource Partners, LLC Logo
  • Returns defined values for 18 culture elements across 3 culture dimensions.

  • Establishes a macro-level baseline measure of the permitted culture.

  • Identifies the differences between the macro and microcultures.

  • Brings visibility to employee culture experiences.

All of which  provides you with the ability to clearly understand the contributing factors that result in specific employee culture experiences, identify macro-microculture misalignments, and identify specific areas of need to address. This level of insight and understanding of your organizational culture allows you to implement highly focused initiatives designed for minimal disruption and maximum effect. 

The Organizational Culture Quality Audit is designed to be administered annually so that the progress of the culture improvement programs can be measured.

While you can’t wave a magic wand to gain visibility, you can work with us to: 

  • Measure your Culture Qualities

  • Better understand the culture experience of your employees

  • Build out the policies and procedures that support your desired culture

  • Give your employees the knowledge, skills, and insights to make your culture welcoming and inclusive

  • Map out how to achieve your culture goals


Social culture is about identity-based culture experiences: 

•    Diversity
•    Equity
•    Inclusion  

•    Belonging
•    Authenticity
•    Psychological safety


Operational culture is about what, why, how work gets done within an organization: 

•    Innovation 
•    Hierarchy 
•    Agility    

•    Motivation 
•    Communication 
•    Collaboration


Ideological culture is about the values and principles that drive an organization and its people:

•    Wellbeing
•    Ethics 
•    Community    

•    Authority 
•    Stewardship 
•    Productivity

FIC Culture Model Organizational Culture consists of 3 Culture Dimensions: Social Culture, Ideological Culture, and Operational Culture. There are 6 Culture Elements in each Culture Dimension. Social Culture: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, Authenticity, and Psychological Safety.  Ideological Culture: Priorities, Collaboration, Wellbeing, Stewardship, Innovation, and Agility. Operational Culture: Community, Hierarchy, Communication, Ethics, Authority, and Productivity. ©2022 FIC Human Resource Partners. All rights reserved.

People Are Our Priority


The Social Culture Quality Audit™ survey is administered by FIC Human Resource Partners, LLC Through our Nuance Culture Surveys™ line. Personal Identifying information will not be shared with any third parties, and our reports to your organization will not relay any identifying information about respondents or their answers.

All responses are provided anonymously. Respondents are not asked to provide any personal details that can specifically identify them, such as: 

●      Names 
●      Email addresses
●      Employee numbers 
●      Position titles  

We will never report a demographic measure so small that the identity of the respondent(s) in that demographic can be identified.

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