Building a Cross-Functional Dashboard for Culture Oversight: Data Sources and Leading Indicators

In brief: This guide, originally appearing in the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Culture as a Corporate Asset, describes leading cultural indicators in six corporate areas—human resources, internal audit, compliance and ethics, strategy and finance, operations, and management—that boards can monitor to gain a more integrated view of the organization’s culture.

This resource can help your board

  • Create a foundation for objective analysis of the organization’s culture.
  • Gain a holistic view of the organization’s culture by combining various business metrics.
  • Uncover early warning signs of possible cultural problems.

Most relevant audiences: audit committee members, risk committee members, lead directors, and chief compliance officers