“So often in life, we get stuck in a cycle of response. We put out fires. We deal with emergencies. We handle one problem after another, but we never get around to fixing the systems that caused the problems.”
― Dan Heath, Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen
Let’s talk about organizational culture.
We all want an organization with a full staff/membership roster, a steady stream of new clients/members, robust programming, engaged employees/members, finances in order, strong relationships, and organized operations.
But as wonderful as our group is, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies. There will always be some issue plaguing us, some problem to be solved, or some fire to be extinguished.
Apparently, that’s, like, the way humanity and life work? Ces’t le vie…
So if there will always be a problem to be solved, then we should probably get better at identifying the root of our membership problem so we can work towards a better organizational culture!
I put together a list of questions you can use to assess your organizational culture. These questions are meant to be a thought exercise for organization leaders to assess their membership and organizational culture.
Members = employees, staff, attendees, volunteers, managers, your people
Organization = your company, team, business, club, group
Ready to see the questions??
If you answered yes to any of these, then…
You’ve got an organizational culture problem.
Organizational culture change can be tough, but creating a healthy, happy organizational culture can be transformational.
When you’re ready to level up your organization head over to Part 2 of this Organizational Culture series here!