ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE INVENTORY© (OCI)
For the past fifteen years we have utilized what is considered to be the gold standard in measuring and quantifying the Beliefs that define an organization’s culture. Developed by Human Synergistics, the Organizational Culture Inventory© (OCI) is a survey-based assessment tool consisting of 132 standard questions (and up to 40 custom questions) that measure behavioral norms, shared beliefs and values that are moving the organization forward and guide the way members approach their work and interact with one another. It is benchmarked by over 700 organizations worldwide and had been completed by more than 2 million employees from corporations including American Airlines, Shell, Disney, Colgate-Palmolive, Chase, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
The OCI maps the 12 behavioral styles that might be implicitly or explicitly required for people to “fit-in” and meet expectations to be successful in the organization. The 12 styles define three general types of cultures that are plotted on a “Circumplex” developed by Human Synergistics. The three culture styles are Defensive, Passive and Constructive.
By using the OCI we are also able to calculate an index number that relates to how Constructive the culture is. Having an index number allows us to better understand where the organization and quantifiably track progress as the organization strives to build a Constructive culture.
In addition to measuring the overall culture of the organization, the OCI can be segmented to measure the culture by department, job function, offices or a myriad of other breakouts.