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S. Chris Edmonds

The Purposeful Culture Group

Author of the Amazon best seller The Culture Engine

One of Inc.'s Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018

One of Richtopia's 200 Top Influential Authors 

Jun 3, 2019


How do leaders in your organization keep their “fingers on the pulse” of the employee experience?

To stay in tune with employee perceptions and with the employee experience, leaders must make “being attuned” a priority. They must invest time and energy regularly to asklearn, and modify.

First, ask. There are a number of effective ways to gain reliable, valid insights from employees. Use a variety of different methods regularly – from one-on-ones to informal meetups with senior leaders to town hall meetings, etc. In addition, conduct formal employee surveys at least once each year.

Employee surveys typically focus on engagement or on values alignment. Both of these angles are equally important – which is why I coach clients to do both, every year.

Employee engagement surveys provide insights into work relationships, practices, and policies.

Values alignment surveys are specific to your company’s values and behaviors. These surveys provide employees the opportunity to rate their bosses (and the company’s senior leaders) on the degree to which those leaders model your company’s formalized valued behaviors every day.

In this episode, I outline the activities required in the learn and modify steps.

This is episode sixty-seven of my Culture Leadership Charge video & podcast series. In these concise episodes, I presents the best practices for creating and maintaining a purposeful, positive, productive culture - at work, at home, and in your community.

This content was released in video format on my website,, on June 3, 2019.

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