Useful questions to start a conversation about your Culture Profile scores

Once a quarter your team will have new data points on the drivers of happiness at work. It's useful to discuss these results together.

Ahead of a team meeting, take ten minutes as individuals to see how you are scoring across the 15 topics that make up the team's Culture Profile.

It's useful to look at your high scoring topics and your lower scoring topics, making a note of how your team experience the Five Ways to Happiness at Work. You may want to toggle between your personal scores, team scores and organization scores to see how they compare. If you have answered more than one Culture Profile, or indeed have been working hard to improve a particular topic score, then have a look at whether scores are rising, falling or staying the same. Happiness is all about holding things in balance, so it's worth checking whether some scores are going up while others are going down.

When you get together, have a few questions to hand to guide your discussion. You might find your conversations are different, depending on what you want to get out of each one.

If you're in an exploratory mode, trying to understand your Friday results, these kinds of questions can help guide your conversation:

  • What do we notice?
  • What do we care about?
  • What do we want to focus on?

These questions help you to arrive at a common understanding and identify what you have energy for.

If you're in an improvement mode, trying to generate ideas to improve your workplace, shifting the focus of the questions can help:

  • What's going well?
  • What can be improved?
  • How shall we make the coming weeks better?

These questions help you build from what's working and identify tangible actions to sustain and improve happiness.

If it's not obvious why you are scoring the way you do on a particular Culture Profile score, then see how to deepen understanding of your Culture Profile scores as a team.