Culture in the Organisation

In 2012 The Harvard Business Review wrote, “Cultural inclinations are well entrenched, for good or bad. But it’s possible to draw on the positive aspects of culture, turning them to your advantage, and offset some of the negative aspects as you go.” We teach you how to this by applying the principles of neuroscience and by using the gold standard in competency assessments the Thinking Pattern Profile™.

Company culture is the common values and practices of a company’s employees and it is important because it can make or break any business. An adaptive culture that is allied to a company’s business goals sees that company routinely outperform its competitors.

The hardest task a manager faces is changing an entrenched culture. In this regard, Achieve can be your facilitator and help you sort out the obstacles.

Challenges of Company Culture Change

  • Small to medium companies where everyone knows everybody else and where it could be difficult to find an unbiased person.
  • Employees needing an understanding of why a change in strategy or in culture.
  • Limited resources, where change will see resources shifted away from some areas and towards others.
  • Motivation, workers will have to want to make the change.
  • Institutional politics, goals, and strategies.
  • The possibility New Zealand will have regulations similar to Australia’s, where employees can directly go to Court in the case of bullying.

Employee Retention and the Bottom Line

High performers who like working for their company expect engagement, good leadership and the right organisational set-up. Managers and supervisors who keep these staff pass on clear expectations to the employee and share their image of what represents success.

Leaving is down to several factors principally that of not providing a model within which the employee sees they can succeed. Other factors include feedback about performance that is often met by resistance and defiance, and a failure to supply clarity about expectations, career development, and earning potential.

In addition, there are many costs and expenses associated with an employee leaving. There is also a loss of knowledge and the setback to other employee’s morale. So employee retention isn’t an option for companies, it’s a priority.

The core of your business success is the quality of the people you employ and an investment in all your employees can only catapult your businesses’ ongoing prosperity. Our training on how to apply neuroscience in the workplace could enhance the lives of all employees. Achieve can help businesses retain employees by developing managers who accept and act in ways that help keep valuable staff.

Performance Appraisals and Success Factors

Performance appraisals is best done by the employee.  They do this using the the Thinking Pattern Profile™, a methodology that directly measures their thinking pattern and it is based on strengths. So called “weaknesses” are just strengths that are not managed appropriately causing blind spots. Since both employer and employee have the information they could together have a plan of action for development and performance assessment.

Achieve will provide ongoing training for both managers and employees to set level expectations. The result; not only better employee performance, but also better process engagement, better employee contentment, better compensation and better workforce management decisions.

The Thinking Pattern Profile™

This instrument measures, not WHAT a person reports they are like, but HOW they actually think. It is based on the Nobel prize nominated science of value judgment. It has the respondent perform a thinking task and then, using complex mathematics, produces a detailed picture of the person’s preferred thinking process.

It provides objective information regarding such variables as a person’s strategic thinking ability, attention to detail, intuitive insight, persistence, consistency, systems orientation, sensitivity to others, confidence, optimism, self-regard, emotional control and drive level.

A human resource consultant Dave comments: “The feedback was clear and simple. I like that it was not right or wrong – highlighting areas that are strengths and things to be careful about around those strengths. For such a simple test I was surprised at the detail of insight it gave me about the way I think and make decisions”.

Phone Achieve Workplace Harmony today +64 9 2745228

Talk to us today about your individual and organisational performance appraisals and The Thinking Pattern Profile™.

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