We all know that diversity is good, because it broadens our horizons to what is possible. However, culture, by definition, causes tension between identity and diversity. How can we be individual if we need to fit in? Notice how hardwired office culture impacts each of your employees differently, because it does. Who’s voice is being left out because of office place dynamics?
As Employee Relationship Management Systems become more affordable, they also put more pressure on HR departments. Many organizations aren’t hardwired to support a data analytics program concentrated on their employees. Many contract with consultants, and/or engage in cultural assessments, which provide immediate feedback that must be acted on once consultants leave.
In theory, there are many ways to assess your relationship with employees. Regular weekly check-ins, quarterly workshops, employee or peer reviews, or even facilitated discussion. These are all great tools, but no single event or moment with individuals will define your relationships. Our work together is a series of moments that accumulate over time. The habits that we form create our office cultures.