1. Nature of Interpersonal Relationships
— is there trust or mistrust?
— are relationships reciprocal and based on collaboration, or are they competitive?
— does the organization socialize newcomers and support them to perform, or does it allow them to achieve and assimilate simply by independent effort?
— do the individuals feel valued by the company?
2. Nature of Hierarchy
— are decisions made centrally or through consensus and participation?
— is there a spirit of teamwork or is work more or less individualistic?
— are there any special privileges accorded to certain individuals, such as management staff?
3. Nature of Work
— is work challenging or boring?
— are jobs too tightly defined and produce routines or do they provide flexibility?
— are sufficient resources provided to undertake the tasks for which individuals are given responsibility?
4. Focus of Support and Rewards
— what aspects of performance are appraised and rewarded?
— what projects and actions/behaviors get supported?
— is getting the work done (quantity) or getting the work right (quality) rewarded?
— on what basis are people hired?
Source: “Culture and Climate For Innovation” by Mr. Pervaiz K. Ahmed