Chris Goodger and Associates

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Is your organization’s culture an asset or a liability?

Managing culture is among the most important - and most difficult - challenges facing organizational leaders. Stories about corporate cultures - as well as the people behind them - frequently appear in business publications and the news. All organizations have cultures. The question is whether your organization’s culture represents an asset or a liability.

The Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI) and Organizational Effectiveness Inventory (OEI) provide reliable and valid information on the culture that should be driving people’s behaviours, the culture that is currently driving people’s behaviours, the factors that create and reinforce the current culture, and the outcomes that result from that culture.

The "How Culture Works" Model


Contact me to find out more about how I can use these tools with your organization to:

  • Measure organizational culture, climate, and effectiveness

  • Identify the levers for change

  • Pinpoint barriers to adaptation, employee engagement, and organizational effectiveness

  • Develop strategies for building high-performance cultures

  • Monitor change and improvement over time


Different Types of Culture


Constructive cultures image Encourage members to interact with people and approach tasks in ways that will help them to meet their higher-order satisfaction needs (includes Achievement, Self-Actualizing, Humanistic-Encouraging, and Affiliative cultures).


Passive/Defensive culture image Encourage or implicitly require members to interact with people in ways that will not threaten their own security (includes Approval, Conventional, Dependent, and Avoidance cultures).


Aggressive/Defensive culture image Encourage or drive members to approach tasks in forceful ways to protect their status and security (includes Oppositional, Power, Competitive, and Perfectionistic cultures).