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Learn the secrets of high performing, values aligned teams

How healthy is your team, department, or company’s culture? Chris’ online Culture Effectiveness Assessment (CEA) compares your team’s work environment to the best practices of high performing, values-aligned workplaces.

Based on the concepts from Chris’ book, The Culture Engine, this online assessment provides leaders and team members the opportunity to rate their work culture quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively.

Your CEA profile is delivered electronically. The “leader and team members” option includes the team leader’s responses and team member responses (reported without attribution). Team leaders may choose to complete the CEA by themselves, with no actual team member data.

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The fifty questions in the CEA let team leaders and team members rate their current team, department, company, etc. on the degree to which that team demonstrates the best practices of high performing, values-aligned organizations.

The CEA has ten sections with five questions each. The rating scale for each question is a 1 to 6 scale, using a continuum from “strongly disagree” (scored a 1) to “strongly agree” (scored a 6). The ratings you want from everyone – team leader and team members – are scores at the 5 and 6 level – “agree” and “strongly agree.”

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The highest possible score on the CEA profile is 300 points (fifty questions multiplied by the top score of 6 points for each question).

The CEA profile tallies the team leader’s point total and team members’ average point total. These point totals represent the quality and condition of your current team or department’s (or division or company’s, etc.) organizational culture.

There are five culture quality levels, which are:

  • Dysfunction. This is the lowest quality level, indicating a culture of low trust, inconsistent performance, and consistent frustration when trying to get things done.
  • Tension. This level is slightly healthier than the dysfunciton level. This level indicates that trust is still not present. Performance is slightly better but remains inconsistent. Disagreements occur regularly, but overt conflict is not as common.
  • Civility. This is the middle ground and represents the minimum standard of culture quality. At this level, leaders and team members are treated with respect. Interactions are formal and professional. Performance is consistently good. Disagreements about ideas are conducted calmly without denigrating the leader or team member’s commitment, skills, or role.
  • Acknowledgement. This quality level is reflected in the active recognition and expression of thanks and grattitude for effort, accomplishment, service, and citizenship. Team members do not wait for acknowledgement from leaders, they proactively thank each other. Customers are treated respectfully. The phrase “thank you” is heard a lot.
  • Validation. This quality level demands the active valuing of team members’ skills, ideas, enthusiasm, and talents. Leaders delegate authority and responsibility to talented, engaged team members frequently. Productivity is consistently high. Cooperative problem solving and team work is the norm.

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Teams that implement and align to an organizational constitution enjoy a validating culture. That quality level is reflected in consistent team member engagement, customers being WOW’ed daily, and improved results and profits over time.

The Culture Effectiveness Assessment gives you undeniable data regarding the health of your team’s (or department or company, etc.) culture.

Note that the most reliable team member data comes from the team leader’s direct reports, people the leader formally supervises. If you choose the “leader and team member” CEA option, a minimum of three [3] team member responses is required for the CEA profile to be completed. Team member scores are reported without attribution (team members responses are confidential).

Don’t make assumptions about your team or company’s culture; get the data. Order your Culture Effectiveness Assessment profile today.

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Three CEA profile options are available:

Culture Effectiveness Assessment – Team Leader Only
Price: $50.00 USD Each
buy-nowThis option includes the CEA profile delivered electronically. It includes only the team leader’s self scores; no actual team member scores are gathered or reported. Sample team member scores are presented for comparative purposes. No debrief call is included with this option.

Culture Effectiveness Assessment PLUS Debrief Call – Team Leader Only
Price: $200.00 USD Each
buy-nowThis option includes the CEA profile delivered electronically plus a one-hour debrief call with CEA author Chris Edmonds. This option includes only the team leader’s self scores; no actual team member scores are gathered or reported. Sample team member scores are presented for comparative purposes.

Culture Effectiveness Assessment PLUS Debrief Call – Team Leader and Team Members
Price: $400.00 USD Each
buy-nowThis option includes the CEA profile delivered electronically plus a one-hour debrief call with CEA author Chris Edmonds. It includes the team leader’s responses and at least three [3} and up to ten [10] team member responses (reported without attribution).

Want to gather more than ten team member responses? Contact Chris for a prompt quote.


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