One aspect of the McKinsey study that explored successful transitions into the C-suite looked at culture. It is an aspect of the transition process that can pose a challenge. Many executives believed they did not have accurate ways to measure or even describe it. This was especially true for external hires. Forty-two percent of the participating executives said it would have been most valuable to have more information on culture during their transitions, compared to 29% of internal hires. Of all respondents, nearly half said that during their transitions, they assessed the effectiveness of their organizations’ cultures less rigorously than their business initiatives, or not at all.