The culture of an organization is based on the attitudes, beliefs and behavioral norms that are in place within the organization. A cultural assessment is the process of measuring the difference between what the organization sees as the ideal culture and comparing that to the reality of the culture. By reviewing the organization’s current values, expectations and philosophy and comparing that to the reality of the behaviors of that organization and it’s real culture an organization can find the gaps keeping them from their ideal version of the organization.
When it comes to DEI, there are specific data points that help an organization benchmark where they are in their DEI journey. Understanding the baseline of data points can help measure growth in DEI strategy implementation!