Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 13, 2016 -- WorkXO, a workplace culture consultancy, has launched The Workplace Genome™ Project. The project revolves around a proprietary assessment tool and discovery process for understanding organizations at their very essence—who they really are, how they really work, and what it is their employees really experience.
According to WorkXO, organizations all too often chase after solutions to their workplace woes before doing the important and challenging work of first understanding what exists now and what they really need to fix. The Workplace Genome makes taking that first step much easier and the resulting nuanced data about a company’s unique culture equips leaders with the intelligence they need to adapt and embrace the constant change of the 21st century workplace, particularly as the Millennial generation becomes a more prominent feature of the management landscape.
Founders, Charlie Judy, Maddie Grant, and Jamie Notter said, “The future of work is not about better HR systems, technologies, programs, practices, the next shiny object, or ‘best practices.’ We think it's all about culture—how you assess it, how you evolve it, how you share it, and how you use it to drive your success.”
The culture assessment consists of 65 values, behaviors, actions, and beliefs that employees are asked to react to through WorkXO’s online tool, powered in partnership with QuestionPro, the enterprise survey company. It takes no more than 15 minutes to complete. For companies who have already extensively surveyed their employees, WorkXO can also map that data directly into their analytical framework, minimizing “survey fatigue.”
Vivek Bhaskaran, CEO of QuestionPro, said, “We serve hundreds of companies who care about workforce analytics—and the tool and process WorkXO have developed produces the most effective, actionable data we’ve seen.” WorkXO and QuestionPro will also be integrating a version of the Workplace Genome tool into “Workforce,” QuestionPro’s enterprise solution. The integration should be complete in the second quarter of 2016.
The Workplace Genome Project has already collected data on more than 250,000 cultural markers from businesses across the US. The results reveal—among other things—a direct correlation between stronger cultures, lower employee turnover, and a higher likelihood that employees will be visible and vocal promoters of their company.
By combining how prominent the different cultural dynamics are in an organization with how much clarity the employees have around these dynamics, WorkXO also helps companies figure out which dynamics are in fact differentiators, which ones are core to the culture, and which ones have become distractions from their success.
Active members of the Workplace Genome Project are using their data to validate their vision and values and then craft a more authentic employer branding strategy. Others are using it to assess and understand two distinct cultures to be combined as part of a merger. There are members who use it as a launch pad for long-term cultural transformation projects, which result in real and permanent change in the organization. And some members have even indicated they intend to use the workplace assessment as a replacement for their more traditional employee engagement survey.
WorkXO is also developing an online community component of the Project, where members can find support as they implement the tool, share learning about what works and what doesn’t, and even help WorkXO as they enhance the tool and develop related products over time.
For more information about the Workplace Genome Project, contact WorkXO at info(at)workxo(dot)com or visit http://www.workxo.com.
About WorkXO, LLC
We know that powerful cultures are achievable, and we are called to work with leaders who are ready to take a stand and create the future of work. Our vision is to lead a workplace (r)evolution that is based in the power of human community, the intricacies of thriving workforces, and authentic connections with today’s and tomorrow’s talent—all driven by the Workplace Genome. Our mission is to upgrade work.
Maddie Grant, WorkXO, LLC, http://www.workxo.com, +1 (202) 294-6148, [email protected]
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