A common dilemma for executives is to balance the need for high levels of productivity with diversity, stability, and satisfaction in the work setting. Successful executives believe their people sense the gap between how the company is and how it should be functioning. Our approach is to introduce processes that convert employee frustration and stress into energy and growth.
- Measuring culture in an organization is best accomplished with an employee opinion survey. The survey and related processes provides insight and understanding on employee values for working, communications, work processes, pay and benefits, and identification with the organization. Employees' perceptions enable improvements in work climate and efficiency.
- The Values Survey is our specialty. By understanding employees' values for working, we can advise executives on the most successful improvements, systems, and programs. As an illustration, consider the high-tech employer who sensed that incentive programs had no effect on team and individual performance. After learning about employees' values, the incentive plan was redesigned to allow rewards in an array of forms, from cash, to day time off for school, to structured holidays, to stock.
- We design strategies, processes, and programs for communication with employees on matters ranging from total compensation to policies, programs, or activities within the organization that affect employee relations. We also design communications to support our systems.