Cultural Assessment for the Municipal Government of Fuquay-Varina, NC

Cultural Assessment for the Municipal Government of Fuquay-Varina, NC

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Fuquay Varina started this petition to Mayor John W. Byrne and

Our broad purpose is to create an organizational structure and develop a network of individuals that will advocate for opportunities to empower Black Americans socially, politically, and economically in Fuquay-Varina while establishing and maintaining a community of strategic impact.

Our desire, in the community, is to bring attention, focus, and implemented resolutions to the following issues, via the Town Manager, Mayor, and Board of Commissioners.  We are not only identifying issues, but we are also advocating for specific, and possible resolutions.

Our Ask:

We ask that an independent professional entity conduct an assessment of the entire town to identify where cultural awareness deficits and/or biases exist. Commitment to an assessment will convey to citizens that the Municipal Government has an interest in transparency beyond verbal expression.  We ask that all findings be released to the public. Furthermore, we support the hiring of a Diversity Equity and Inclusion professional by the Municipal Government. However, we ask that the commitment to a cultural assessment not be deferred until after this hire is made.

What is a cultural assessment?

A cultural assessment is defined as the process of analyzing and evaluating organizational norms, helping organizations to differentiate between ideal culture and real culture. Culture assessment includes analyzing an organization's expectations, experiences, philosophy as well as values that guide behaviors within an organization.

What are the benefits of a cultural assessment?


A cultural assessment is used to understand deeply rooted norms and values, drivers of behavior, and existing characteristics. Conducting an assessment includes reviewing the various components of culture, including environment, traditions, social relations, incentives, values, and transparency.

 

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