It is often said that culture eats strategy for breakfast. So what is it? An organization’s culture can be described as its personality and character. It involves the shared values, beliefs, and assumptions about the ways people should behave, interact, make decisions, and conduct themselves. Leaders must understand the organization’s culture if they want to implement strategy and achieve their goals. Strategies more aligned with their culture will be more successful.
The OCM™ provides a mechanism for employees to share and compare their perceptions of their organization’s beliefs, values, and ways of working. In addition to receiving their own results, collective results are benchmarked with other organizations to explain the beliefs and behaviors that drive the way the organization works relative to others. By understanding the organization’s culture, individuals are able to understand how their own experience fits with others as well as understand the organization’s ways of working
Leaders and managers can use the OCM™ to determine if the strategic goals are well supported or not. Based on these results, leaders can influence organizational culture including structure, systems and working processes, employee behaviors and attitudes, values and traditions, and management styles adopted.
The Group Dynamics Profile™ diagnoses the ways a group works together from an individual’s and the group’s overall perspective.
The Board Effectiveness Profile™ provides a mechanism for board directors to share and compare views of the way they interact in their board.