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The Cultural Audit is an exercise which allows you to assess the shared practices, values and
assumptions which inform the...

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7. What are the rituals you might see at
your business that tell us about your
unique character? For example, does
someone...

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3. SHARED ASSUMPTIONS NOTES
1. What kind of stories do the people who
work here tell about the business when
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Cultural audit.pdf-edited

  1. 1. The Cultural Audit is an exercise which allows you to assess the shared practices, values and assumptions which inform the culture of your business. Complete the table below to identify the shared patterns of action and thought that make up your business’s culture. Make notes on each question with regard to what you see in the culture of your business. You may be able to complete some of the table from your understanding of your business culture alone. For some questions, you will benefit from being observant within your business and speaking with colleagues to gather their input. When you have completed this table, summarize your findings in your Business Growth Plan. 1. YOUR BUSINESS’S PRACTICES NOTES 1. Is your business an extension of your family and friendships, or are the relationships with your staff more impersonal and goal-driven? 2. Is the knowledge of how to do things in people’s heads, or do you have documented processes? 3. Do you have a business structure, or do staff take on any task that needs picking up, without a specific remit? 4. How are decisions made? What happens when you are not there? 5. Do all your people come to you with problems, or only some of them? Why? 6. What do you celebrate in your business? CULTURAL AUDIT My business is totally goal driven and it is not family business ,it is toitally professional... I have documented the most process.. I have a business structure.... Currently I myself take all decisions but when I will recruit employees ,major decisions will be taken after meeting. Hopefully success. . This is not applicable at this stage as my business is not in operation now..
  2. 2. 7. What are the rituals you might see at your business that tell us about your unique character? For example, does someone bring in special food on certain days? Do you hold regular meetings with your staff? 2. SHARED VALUES NOTES 1. What is the primary reason that the business exists? 2. What values does everyone in the business truly hold in common? 3. What are the priorities among these values? 4. When hiring a new person, how do you know if they are ‘a good fit’? 5. What are the ‘rules’ at your business (probably unspoken, but well understood) that, if they were broken, would cause a person to be seen as a cultural outsider? They should follow the office rules strictly. 6. What shared values exist in your business that are problematic for you? For example, does everyone value socializing at work more than getting the work done? 7. What kind of behavior is rewarded in your business, and therefore reflects your values? 8. What kind of behavior is criticized in your business, and therefore reflects your values? ...I prefer regular meetings and social or cultural activites that do not create conflicts are highly appreciable. ... Passion,doing something good for customers or solving the problem for them. Hopefully passion , dedication and honesty.. .. Honesty and passion.. We will look for his quality,expertise,interest and honesty.. This is not applicable at this stage but we will prefer a balanced situation between those two. Good contribution in success will be rewaded obviously... Insincerity ,dishonesty must be criticized
  3. 3. 3. SHARED ASSUMPTIONS NOTES 1. What kind of stories do the people who work here tell about the business when you are listening? 2. What kind of stories and jokes do you think they might tell when you are not listening? 3. What do people admire about the way the business has developed? 4. What do your employees believe about their ability to innovate in their jobs? 5. Do people assume they should check with you before making a decision? 6. Do people believe that it is important to try to come up with their own solutions to problems? 7. Do employees believe the business can and will grow? 8. Do employees believe they are a part of your vision for the future? 9. Do employees believe they can develop within the business? .I want to hear in future an organized report about their tasks(what they have done and analysed).. Intelligent and humorous and relevant to the situation... It will be obviously reflected, and we will be celebrate and we will ger rewarded. Their innovative ideas will be appreciated and applied and when it results success they will get inspired and rewarded.... Yes I prefer this . If situation demands but major decisions will be taken after meeting.. They should be hopefully.. They must be in future. Obviously.

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