The Talent Science Of Cultural Change
Every week our #TChat Community takes an in-depth social look at what’s going on in the World of Work. This week was particularly interesting because we discussed how data and analytics are shaping organizational culture. Our guests: Brent Daily, Founder of RoundPegg, employee engagement software that increases business performance through applied culture science; and Natalie Baumgartner, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specific focus on assessment and additional training in strength-based psychology, know closely how talent science can affect the way employees change their perception about organizational culture. The revolution in HR technology has paved the way for organizations to realize how great company culture rewards them with employee engagement and workplace productivity. Before we can begin to understand the makeup of company culture, we must start to:
You can’t begin to form and understand culture until you know what your employees truly value. You have to learn what matters to them. If you want to walk into an office full of organic creativity and passion, then start by asking the right questions. Begin to:
Melissa is right about listening to employees. She’s also right about getting employees involved in shaping company culture. Who better than employees to understand what their organizational culture looks and feels like? Employees carry with them the data to uncovering what organizational culture should be. Of course:
Yes, data and analytics can help light the way for our talent science. It can shed light on what can’t be seen clearly without technology. It can even shed light on paths we did not know are available for us to take. Great company culture comes from understanding the makeup of employees. It’s not about presenting employees with flashiness and disillusionment of what you’re selling. Employees know what they crave. Brent reminded us that:
The key to realizing what your culture is and what it can be comes from having meaningful conversations with employees. Remember, they carry the data to uncovering what your organizational culture can be. HR technology helps remind us of this, and teaches us to recognize the obvious about company culture. You need to get employees involved in shaping company culture by strategically implementing ways for them to add feedback and grow within the organization. Cultivating culture is a science, not a cheap magic trick. Data and analytics gives us the insights we need to understand our organizations, but it’s finding the will to change is what makes it all worth it.
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Thanks again to our guests: Brent Daily, Founder of RoundPegg, employee engagement software that increases business performance through applied culture science; and Natalie Baumgartner, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specific focus on assessment and additional training in strength-based psychology.
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