An externally managed approach to organizational climate sampling ensures a real-time, on-going and sustainable communication and feedback strategy. In fact, sustainability is one of its greatest advantages. Lean and responsive HR organizations deliver services and address issues cost-effectively. The negative consequence is that there is very little organizational “slack” with which to guarantee that resources necessary to sustain important long-term initiatives like this won’t be diverted to address short-term necessities. An effective approach ensures that when significant organizational challenges arise (precisely when climate assessment is most important), the program continues to run “in the background” while internal resources are focused on core business challenges.