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EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE ARCHITECT & CULTURE OPTIMIZER

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Make culture your competitive advantage.

My name is Maura Barclay. I’m on a mission to help companies achieve their objectives while becomming one of the BEST PLACES TO WORK. Attract great talent, hire quickly and accurately with Precision Hiring and retain that talent by crafting psychologically safe cultures that drive PERFORMANCE, build BELONGING and unleash LOVE for WORK. 

Is Your Company Culturally Fit?

Take our Culture Fitness Assessment Quiz to learn how your company rates in the 5 domains of cultural fitness: Psychological Safety, Job Satisfaction, Wellbeing, Career Pathing, Conflict

Is Your Current Role In Your Thrive Zone?

With over 25 million completed assessments to draw upon, Predictive Index measures what drives you and generates nuanced profile data that has been described as “spooky accurate”. This fast and fun word choice assessment will instantly deliver your unique drivers that predict what you need to thrive, directly to your inbox. 

Meet Maura Barclay

Culture Fitness & Talent Optimization Consultant

Culture is tricky. What the hell is it? Why should senior leaders care about it?

Simple.

Executives are responsible for guiding the company to increasing levels of success through setting strategic objectives.

Those objectives can only be delivered by people. It is essential to translate your business strategy into core values, behavioral norms and SOP’s that support the successful execution of the company’s objectives. 

In other words, purpose built Culture Strategy.

I am passionate about helping companies align their core values to their business strategy by identifying the critical actions needed to accomplish objectives, optimizing teams and IC’s to achieve the OKR’s and delivering an authentic environment that supports those critical actions.

Testimonials

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Bonnie Michelman

Bonnie Michelman

Bonnie Michelman CPP CHPA Executive Director, Massachusetts General Hospital & Partners Healthcare

Maura Barclay is an explosion of energy, expertise and practical information to inspire, empower and educate people in so many ways. Her work will protect organizations, enable leaders to optimize their skills. Her presentation style and approach is beyond dynamic. Her multifaceted and diverse experiences and professional background offer a rich perspective that is truly enlightening.

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Ed Hinman

Ed Hinman

Ed Hinman Director of Career Advancement and Mastery Gavin de Becker & Associates

I invited Maura to teach her mindfulness techniques to our security consulting firm’s training instructors, some of the nation’s leading experts in the protection of public figures. Maura’s training is innovative, original, and effective.

Culture & Talent By The Numbers

The Great Resignation has revealed that of the top 5 predictors for attrition, toxic work culture is 10.4 times more likely to cause attrition than compensation — 6.9 times higher than any other factor.

Importance of culture to post-covid era talent: 78% won’t consider a position unless the company culture aligns with their core values.

Every year, $600 billion is lost to attrition. Companies that successfully design psychologically safe cultures benefit from:

  • 27% reduction in turnover
  • 50% increased productivity
  • 76% more engagement
  • 57% increased collaboration
  • 74% decrease in stress
  • 29% more life satisfaction

The numbers don’t lie. The amount of money being left on the table by traditional command and control leadership will be snapped up by forward thinking, team-first approaches to modern leadership. It’s already happening.

A company’s culture is its currency.

Research conclusively shows us that psychological safety is the underpinning of employee engagement, customer satisfaction and ultimate financial success of any company. The higher the safety, the more welcoming the culture, the more discretionary effort goes into delighting customers. The companies that get this right will dominate their market.

Workforce expectations are changing. I want to help you drive the future of work at your company, not just react to it.

People don’t want just to earn a paycheck anymore; they want do something that matters to them. They want to have pride in their tribe — knowing that they are part of something special, where they are welcome, valued and supported. They want to work with a company where they feel respected, free to speak up and have a voice in how the culture is evolving.

And the smartest CEOs know this.

My Philosophy

An ounce of CEO commitment is worth a pound of HR policy.

Although every individual is responsible for company culture, it starts at the top. The CEO sets the tone. 

Work With Me

Data-Driven Ways to Make Culture Your
Competitive Advantage.

Cultural Fitness Courses On-Demand
Employee Experience Architecture: Living Culture Program

If your core values can’t be mapped to a human behavior, then they are platitudes on a page. A purpose built, values-driven culture must be present in the employee journey to make good on your company culture claims. From job posts, through on-boarding, promotions and exit, every touch point is an opportunity to build psychological safety and belonging.

Departmental Training
Precision Hiring Program

Hiring without behavioral data to inform those decisions, is like throwing darts blindfolded. Predictive Index job targeting and interview guides to explore the gaps can optimize your hiring process while removing bias and subjectivity. Hire quickly and confidently.

1:1 Private Consulting
High Performance Team Design

Leveraging the workstyles framework quartile, behavioral assessment and analysis provide a deep and nuanced understanding of team strengths, challenges and if the right people are on the right team to acheive the strategy.