Culture is the shared beliefs and values that guide thinking and behaviour. Based on the Circumplex Model from Human Synergistics Inc., the Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI) is a reliable, quantitative picture of what attitudes and behaviours are encouraged or discouraged in an organization and what people believe it takes to fit in and to succeed. Developed with the University of Chicago Business School, it has been used in 1000’s of companies worldwide.
SPECIFICALLY, THE OCI…
- Describes shared values and beliefs, what is expected and rewarded, and the managerial philosophies and beliefs shaping people’s behaviours
- Profiles Actual (current culture) and Ideal (vision of the preferred future)
- Measures 12 different styles of thinking and behaviour organized into 3 primary culture types – Constructive, Aggressive and Passive-Defensive