What the Corporate Culture Scan measures
The Corporate Culture Scan measures on four dimensions:

  1. Authority
    This dimension covers key issues related to authority, such as leadership, motivation and trust.
    We measure on a scale from ascribed to achieved.
    The extremes are ‘Leaders protect the team and bring security and stability’ (ascribed) and ‘Leaders encourage risk taking, bring challenges and change’ (achieved).
  2. Systems
    This dimension covers key issues related to system processes, such as planning, decision making and implementation.
    We measure on a scale from simple to complex.
    The extremes are ‘Applying rules strictly, low context importance’ (simple) and ‘Making exceptions to the rules, high context importance’ (complex).
  3. Individuality
    This dimension covers key issues related to individuality, such as communication and accountability.
    We measure on a scale from low to high.
    The extremes are ‘Undisclosed and non-verbal communication, shared rights and team orientation’ (low) and ‘Open en verbal communication, individual rights and task orientation’ (high).
  4. Community
    This dimension covers key issues related to community, such as formality, discipline and sharing responsibility.
    We measure on a scale from low to high.
    The extremes are ‘Result oriented, individual actions, ad hoc cooperation’ (low) and ‘Team oriented, high role perception, disciplined or ritualized’ (high).

In the underlying Model of Freedom these four dimensions indicate a preference for one of the cultural orientations: Action, Process, Task and Role. This gives us information re market pull or technology push, future or past orientation, time perceptions and other related topics.

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