I’m #WorkingOutLoud as i (attempt) to analyse the first set of data from the prototype Trust Diagnostic. You can read more about the context of this work in yesterday’s blog post. Today, one questions stood out to me: ‘when my team works with other teams, or departments, in the company, we often struggle to get on the same page’. This question is exploring aspects of primary cultural alignment, and tribal structure.
41% of the group in this organisation felt that this was ‘always’, or ‘often’, true, with a further 35% feeling it was ‘sometimes’ true. Nobody thought it was never true.
I’ve been exploring the tribal structure of organisations: how we often have our strongest cultural alignment in our local tribe. To become more interconnected, to be more Socially Dynamic, we need to bridge these rifts in trust: we can never grow one global tribe, so instead we need to align between the disparate ones more effectively.
As with virtually every one of the twenty factors measured in this first prototype, i am very keen to see if we see replication of this distribution more widely, or if we see wide variety: either result will tell us something. Also, to see if it sits within sectors, e.g. will military groups rarely feel like this, whilst financial service ones often do? Time will tell: i will continue to #WorkOutLoud on this, and subsequent, analysis.