“Tell me how you really feel…”

pen and pad

Imagine an average day at your organization.  A consultant visits the office to observe and interact with the staff.  How would this consultant describe your organization’s culture?

This is one of my favorite prompts to use when doing an organizational culture assessment.  Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, recently shared this post which sheds light on why this type of question is so effective.  In short, people are more likely to give their true opinion when speaking for others.  By taking the spotlight off the individual, we often get a more honest response.


You can find other prompts in the Culture Assessment – Short Form on the Toolkit page.



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