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How do you know it is time for an organisational culture transformation? Leading change consultancy Nine Feet Tall led this conversation today at a panel discussion event for HR teams and CIPD members.
Ahead of the event, Nine Feet Tall asked all registered attendees to complete a survey to assess their organisation’s readiness for cultural change. The results suggest many organisations need to address issues relating to culture following the pandemic, as only 51% believe their company’s approach hybrid working is successful. Moreover, 44% believe their organisation has higher than average levels of turnover, burnout, and sickness.
Nine Feet Tall and CIPD’s event, “Transforming Organisational Culture,” featured guest panellists Alice Stephenson, Founder & CEO at Stephenson Law, Arjen Cooper-Rolfe, CEO at Involvement and Tiggy Atkinson, Partner at Nine Feet Tall. The event addressed the role of HR in transforming and maintaining a healthy organisational culture and explored who is ultimately responsible and accountable for company culture. Our research found 10% of HR professionals believe this responsibility lies with Senior Leaders, but the majority, 85%, think everyone within the organisation should be responsible. Tiggy discussed how HR teams shouldn’t underestimate the value of bringing evidence-based issues to senior leaders to demonstrate the need for change.
Healthy organisational culture matters, regardless of industry or size. Not just for retaining and recruiting employees, but also in terms of the work delivered across the organisation. In fact, Forbes* reported “highly engaged teams show 21% greater profitability” making their organisations more competitive and efficient. Moreover, employees who feel their voice is heard are 4.6 times more likely to feel empowered to perform their best work.
A recording of the event will be available to watch on NineFeetTall.com and Nine Feet Tall will be running a free webinar in July to help organisations to get started on their culture transformation journey.