Organisational Culture Diagnostic Instrument

Measuring Safety Culture in Correlation with Safety Performance

When it comes to safety performance, culture matters. Organizational research shows that the attributes that distinguish high-performing organizations from mid- to low-level performers are identifiable, measurable and actionable. Our validated Organizational Culture Diagnostic Instrument (OCDI) helps you gain an accurate picture of these critical characteristics and use the results to design an effective change strategy.

OCDI – Features at a Glance

  • The OCDI comprises nine distinct factors of organizational culture culled from 25 years of research that predict performance across business functions, including safety.
  • OCDI data can be sorted to provide a diagnostic profile for individual parts of your organization, including breakdown by job level or family, employment status/shift, and years worked in the organization.
  • The OCDI is administered in conjunction with focus groups and interviews with organizational leaders, managers, and employees to gather examples illustrating how your organization’s culture influences the behavior of individuals and workgroups.
  • Over 2,200 sites have administered the OCDI. Your individual organization’s diagnostic results are measured against this norms database to establish a percentile comparison.
  • OCDI scores allow you to identify appropriate targets for improvement by providing an impartial perspective on the cultural strengths and challenges facing safety performance improvement efforts.
  • Unlike other tools that simply survey perceptions, the OCDI highlights gaps in your culture that directly relate to safety outcomes.

Our safety cultural assessment tool determines nine distinct factors of organizational culture – DEKRA

Focus on transforming your organization’s culture

Our transformational approach allows clients to evolve in terms of both their organizational culture and their operational environment. This enables them to reduce exposures and injuries, save lives, protect assets—and in the process, achieve higher performance.

The OCDI is a unique assessment tool that our experts employ with excellent results. It establishes a detailed picture of the organization’s safety culture and provides an impartial perspective on the cultural strengths and challenges facing safety performance improvements. In addition to benchmarking the current culture, organizations typically re-administer the OCDI at intervals of 18-24 months to track progress over time. On average, clients see more than a 20 point percentage gain across the nine factors targeted in the assessment after working with us.

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