Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI)
The OCAI is a 24-item instrument used to assess 6 key dimensions of organizational culture, such as Organizational Leadership and Strategic Emphases. 

Evidence-Based Assessment Rating Profile

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Sample Items 


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Relevant Literature:

  1. Allame, S. M., Nouri, B. A., Tavakoli, S. Y., & Shokrani, S. A. R. (2011). Effect of Organizational Culture on Success of Knowledge Management System’s Implementation (Case Study: Saderat Bank in Isfahan province). Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, 2(9), 321–346.

  2. Brown, M. (2013). For the Love of Music: A Story of Organizational Culture and Change. Capstone Collection.

  3. Brown, T. T., Mahoney, C. B., Adams, N., Felton, M., & Pareja, C. (2010). What predicts recovery orientation in county departments of mental health? A pilot study. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 37(5), 388–398. doi:10.1007/s10488-009-0253-8

  4. Chin-Loy, C., & Mujtaba, B. G. (2011). The Influence Of Organizational Culture On The Success Of Knowledge Management Practices With North American Companies. International Business & Economics Research Journal (IBER), 6(3).

  5. Dani, S. S., Burns, N. D., Backhouse, C. J., & Kochhar, A. K. (2006). The Implications of Organizational Culture and Trust in the Working of Virtual Teams. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 220(6), 951–960. doi:10.1243/09544054JEM415

  6. Fralinger, B., & Olson, V. (2007). Organizational Culture at the University Level: A Study Using the OCAI Instrument. Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 4(11), 85–98.

  7. Jacobson, S. K., Morris, J. K., Sanders, J. S., Wiley, E. N., Brooks, M., Bennetts, R. E., … Marynowski, S. (2006). Understanding barriers to implementation of an adaptive land management program. Conservation Biology: The Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, 20(5), 1516–1527. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2006.00476.x

  8. Kovack, C. T. (2008). Analysis of contracting processes and organizational culture at Naval Air Systems Command (Report). Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School.

  9. Masood, S. D. (2006). Transformational leadership and organizational culture: the situational strength perspective. doi:10.1243/09544054JEM499

  10. Nummelin, J. (2006). Measuring Organizational Culture in Construction Sector-Finnish Sample.

  11. Paparone, C. R. (2003). Applying the competing values framework to study organizational subcultures and system-wide planning efforts in a military university.

  12. Pierce, J. G. (2004, December). Organizational Culture and Professionalism: An Assessment of the Professional Culture of the U. S. Army Senior Level Officer Corps. The Pennsylvania State University: The Graduate School School of Public Affairs.

  13. Sik-wah Patrick Fong, C. W. C. K. (2009). Organizational culture and knowledge management success at project and organizational levels in contracting firms. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000106

  14. Tony Igo, M. S. (2006). Diagnosing the organisational culture of an Australian engineering consultancy using the competing values framework. doi:10.1191/1471417506ci610oa

  15. Yazici, H. J. (2009). The role of project management maturity and organizational culture in perceived performance. Project Management Journal, 40(3), 14 – 33. doi:10.1002/pmj.20121

  16. Yun Seok Choi, M. S. (2010, April 21). Validation of the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument: An Application of the Korean Version.