Corporate culture is a term that is defined in different ways and is initially difficult to measure. We have had good experience with equating “culture” with “value system” and use an online survey tool that asks about motives for action to measure corporate culture.
For our consulting we use a value development model (Spiral Dynamics), which shows a step-like development of individuals and organizations analogous to the development steps of mankind. This model – originally developed by Claire W. Graves, then further developed by Beck/Cowan – serves as our compass. We mainly work on the individual mind sets and competencies as well as the corporate structures and processes.
The new corporate culture emerges as a result of this work, as well as direct dialogue about values.