Organizational Culture

Build a high-performing organizational culture

Organizational and corporate culture are the most discussed talent issues

An analysis of earnings calls since 2010 shows that mentions of organizational culture have increased by 12% annually, making company culture the most discussed talent issue. Despite estimated average annual spending of more than $2,000 per employee, only three in 10 HR leaders are confident their organization has the workplace culture it needs to drive future business performance.

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    Shift from a people-focused to a process-focused culture

    The key differentiator that underlies an organization's culture performance is not choosing a particular company culture, but rather how to get your employees to demonstrate the culture your organization needs. To improve your culture, your organization must shift from a people-focused culture playbook to a process-focused playbook, which can increase employee performance by 22%.

    Shifting from a people-focused culture to a process-focused culture can increase employee performance by 22%
    We’ve invested in everything from external consultants to employee training. But when we look at where we were before these efforts and where our culture is now, it’s as if nothing has happened, and we are back to square one.
    VP of HR, Global Energy Company

    Organizational culture insights you can use

    Gartner organizational culture insights, tools and advice can help you design, measure and align employees with a culture that drives business outcomes and improves employee engagement and the employee experience overall.

    Get employees to model a high-performance culture

    Gartner expert Brian Kropp shares how shifting from a people-focused strategy to one that is process-focused helps build a strong organizational culture.

    Maximize the role of organizational leaders in work culture

    This guidance showcases how to leverage organizational culture as a powerful leadership tool and improve employee performance, meet revenue goals and talent management goals. 

    Discuss organizational culture with investors

    The number of conversations about organizational culture in earnings calls grows every year as investors try to understand how a firm’s human resource strategy affects business outcomes. Gartner has collected trends and insights using recent earnings call data to help you craft remarks and anticipate questions about corporate culture during earning calls.  

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    Building an inclusive organizational culture

    Laurie Roy, VP of Human Resources and Global Talent Management for Alcoa, discusses how she leveraged Gartner’s advisory services to redefine Alcoa’s culture to be more inclusive in terms of development opportunities. 

    Gartner organizational culture experts

    Gartner’s HR experts include more than 170 people worldwide. Meet a few of our leaders. 

    Ingrid B. Laman
    VP, Advisory

    Justin A. Dillmore
    Director, Advisory

    Leah Johnson
    VP, Advisory

    Liz Joyce
    Vice President

    Marcus Michael Uzubalis
    Director, Advisory

    Robin Boomer
    Director, Advisory

    Gartner’s 170+ HR experts are trusted advisors for over 4,000 HR leaders.

    Our experts can equip you with relevant best practices, tools and advice that accelerate speed to execution and ensure decision quality.