Four Cultures™

The Four Cultures™ business tool can literally be taken in minutes. It quickly uncovers your organization’s or company culture which can then provide actionable results to start down the path of getting to the culture you want for your organization.

HumanGrid™ understands company culture and its impact on the invisible elements of your human capital. HumanGrid™ helps you understand your culture. A simple way of explaining your company culture is “the way things are done around here”. Your organization’s or company culture is the beliefs, values and behaviors that have been adopted over time as daily business is conducted. Culture directly impacts the performance of your people and teams.

Different workplace cultures impact on decisions and the way companies run. Understanding your company culture impacts greatly how your company addresses critical business challenges such as mergers and acquisitions integration, transformation and turnaround situations, leadership transitions, leadership development, and the alignment of strategy with human capital.

“The bottom line for leaders is that if they do not become conscious of the cultures in which they are embedded, those cultures will manage them. Cultural understanding is desirable for all of us, but it is essential to leaders if they are to lead.”

- Edgar Schein, Ph.D. Professor at MIT and a recognized authority on Organizational Culture and Leadership

Four Cultures™, adapted from Goffee & Jones: The Character of a Corporation: Your Company’s Culture Can Make or Break Your Business, 1998, examines past, present, and ideal cultures within a workplace community. This culture is mapped based on two factors: sociability (level of friendliness) and solidarity (level of agreement on common tasks, mutual interests and shared goals), thus making the invisible visible.

HumanGrid™ combines the principles and learning from the research of leading experts on company culture and the impact of culture on organizations with the award winning principles of the Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator™ (SPI™) into the Four Cultures™ instrument. Our Four Cultures™ instrument is an excellent element for your platform of tools when team building and realignment of human capital.

HumanGrid™ encourages you to contact us to learn more about company culture and our Four Cultures tool and how this element works with your customized platform of tools.