Just as companies and countries have their creditworthiness evaluated by agencies like Standard and Poors, and Moody’s, organisations can evaluate their ‘cultureworthiness’ against my 4A rating scale.
Too many organisations invest time, money and energy working on or measuring their company culture based on criteria set by external consultants and academics. They overlook the most crucial performance issue of any organisations culture, the degree to which the culture currently aligns to inspire a performance capable of delivering the business strategy.
The New Yorker last week added fuel to the current trend against the traditional employee performance review. Accenture and Deloittes have both announced they are changing their approach to their annual performance reviews.
Despite the recent publicity about the world famous Zappos workplace culture being potentially under threat due to its adoption of Holacracy, I still rate Zappos as having a High Performing workplace culture, and that Holacracy will in fact only make it stronger.
Like many of you I have enjoyed ‘decoupling’ from my daily newspaper and google searches to make the most of the summer break and amazing weather. I have spent my time relaxing and contemplating what a great year 2015 is going to be. So in my imaginative and fully committed mind set, 2015 will be awesome.