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A culture audit is a tool used to identify, evaluate, and assess practices that inform the overall organizational climate, culture, and norms. This formal review process provides a “gap analysis” between the current state and desired state of the organization’s overall diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.


The audit utilizes a collection of data from various sources to capture multiple aspects of organizational structures. Data is analyzed using mixed-method approaches of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.


Information from the culture audit will translate into determining growth opportunities and “next steps” in creating a culture of belonging – a culture that accepts, values, and views strength in differences.

Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of the Cultural Audit Profile is to provide the client with an assessment of their organizational strengths, weaknesses, and barriers. Most importantly, the Cultural Audit provides a solid plan of action to guide the organization into a culture of belonging.

Participation is voluntary, and you may opt out at any time or skip any individual question you do not wish to answer. We greatly appreciate your willingness to participate, but there are no individual consequences to the decision to participate or not.

Your survey response will be anonymous—the system will not associate your name, ID or email with your responses. Results will only be reported in the aggregate and care will be taken to ensure that no open-ended answers can be connected to particular individuals. Results will not be reported for categories containing five or fewer respondents.

Yes. Your responses will be saved on your device in your browser’s cookies. If you delete your stored browser data, you will lose your progress.

The survey data file will not be accessible to anyone outside Cultural Connections by Design, LLC.

Aggregate information will be shared with designated leadership of the organization. Summary results will be disseminated in a presentation to participants. A written report of the results will be provided to leadership which they may disseminate to others at their discretion.

There are three reasons for this:
  1. Comparing the answers to some demographic questions allows the researchers to get a sense of how closely the survey respondent match the overall institution or organization’s population in key characteristics. That is, it gives a sense of the extent to which survey results are representative of the population at large.
  2. Audit results can be used to break out results to see differences in answers across groups of people. This is essential for making sense of the results.
  3. In a few instances, demographic questions asked at the beginning of the survey are used to filter additional questions. This reduces the likelihood that you are asked to answer questions that are not relevant to you.
In all cases, these questions may be skipped. In most cases, there are options for “choose not to answer,” or “not listed.”
While this survey is anonymous, in some cases it could be possible to use the combination of answers to demographic questions in order to identify a particular respondent. The researchers at Cultural Connections by Design, LLC will ensure to avoid such combinations and in no cases will survey breakouts be reported with cells of five or fewer answers. If you still have concerns about the risk of being identified, you have the option of not answering particular questions.