Much of the attention to organisational culture focuses on the private sector, but the enormous advantages of a thriving culture are just as attainable to you in the public sector.
We are not talking about stocked lunchrooms, unlimited vacation plans, or other artificial incentive programmes that are falsely touted as how you build employee engagement and satisfaction.
An authentic, resilient culture is based on a deeply-felt vision and shared values across the entire organisation, the kind of we’re-all-in-this-together energy that frees your team’s enthusiasm, commitment, and performance.
We pioneered and perfected the tools for assessing and interpreting organisational values, and for using that data to forge a targeted, measurable path towards optimal culture. Barrett Analytics are fully customisable to your specific mission and goals.
Working with your in-house culture lead, or with the guidance of a Barrett Certified Consultant, here’s what you can expect from the process:
You will get a clear picture of what your employees truly care about, enabling you to keep your employees passionately engaged and performing at their best.
The assessment flags the gaps between your current and optimal culture, highlighting any dysfunction in your organisation with our Cultural Entropy® score.
The data is the basis for defining measurable goals and an actionable roadmap to a higher-performance culture.
Barrett Leadership Development magnifies the effectiveness of leaders by helping them recognise their true cultural impact and embrace an authentic leadership style.
We work with individual leaders and leadership teams to help them cultivate the skills to:
Work more effectively with their colleagues
Better utilize the “soft skills” necessary to create a truly fulfiling and productive workplace
Engage with integrity and authenticity – especially relevant in a values-driven workplace
Find greater satisfaction, meaning, and connection in their work
We begin by connecting you with a carefully chosen Barrett Certified Consultant. They will create a programme built around your needs and goals, and serve as your trusted guide throughout the process.
Many government agencies have found cultivating in-house “culture officers” to be an invaluable strategy. We offer extensive training resources to help you enhance your organisation’s internal cultural expertise.
Government is service. While your team’s passion for service may waver in the face of the challenges of bureaucracy, it can be restored and cultivated. Culture work fuels the spark that brought your people to the public sector in the first place, renews their sense of possibility, and empowers them to contribute and perform at their best.
Our approach helps you understand the genuine values and motivations of your team, reflects the real employee experience, and are 100% relevant to your agency’s specific circumstances and purpose.
Agencies that undertake this work report big increases in effectiveness, and – just as importantly – they become mission-driven and deeply satisfying workplaces, often seen as models for other agencies. This results in effective leadership and employees feeling deeply supported and engaged, freeing them to perform at their best.