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OCAI use for organizations

The OCAI online culture assessment provides:

  • Insight in the dominant culture of your organization
  • Your current focus on results, processes, people, and innovation
  • An indication of change-readiness by assessing the gap
  • A quick check before and after reorganization, change, acquisitions, or mergers
  • An idea of the preferred culture as a starting point for change
  • Awareness of culture as a crucial factor for organizational success
  • A validated measure of culture

Why do organizations invest in organizational culture? Culture influences organizational performance, innovation, agility, engagement, and competitiveness.

Kotter and Heskett found that effective culture can account for 20-30 percent of the differential in corporate performance when compared with “culturally unremarkable” competitors (James Heskett, The Culture Cycle, 2015).

Professor Kim Cameron showed that a positive climate, positive relationships, communication, and positive meaning lead to “positive deviance” or high performance.

Christine Porath and Christine Pearson did a study with 14,000 respondents and found that incivility demoralizes people. The estimated loss of productivity per year per employee is $ 14,000 on average.

Bill Sutton (Stanford University) has suggested that productivity could decrease by 40% when workers experience bullying.

Summarized: a toxic culture decreases productivity with 40%, rude cultures damage productivity with $14,000 per employee per year, while an effective culture increases productivity with 20%, and a positive culture boosts results by 30-40%

Culture is often the reason why 70 percent of all mergers, acquisitions and organizational change projects fail.

The powerful culture factor is not as “vague” as prejudice would have it. Culture is usually experienced as obvious: people are not aware of it. The OCAI helps people and organizations to become aware of current culture and to see what they could change to develop toward a successful future.

The four archetypes of culture are easy to understand and remember - it provides a shared reference for people to map typical behaviors, values, norms, outcomes.

The OCAI is a first check-in on culture and starting point for necessary changes.

The OCAI's advantages for diagnosing and changing culture:

  • It’s quick and focused: it measures the six culture aspects that matter
  • It's validated and renowned: you'll see your culture as it is
  • It’s involving: it's easy to include all associates if you want
  • It’s quantitative: clear current and preferred culture profiles to compare
  • It's easy to add qualitative details (typical behaviors, events, beliefs).
  • It’s manageable: you can do-it-yourself with our Work Kits or hire your favorite consultant to guide the process

Continue with Organizational Culture Change.