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Organizational Values Profiler (OVP)

What is the Organizational Values Profiler?

The Organizational Values Profiler (OVP) is a web-based, multi-functional instrument that enables respondents to review and examine the interpretations they give to relationships with each other and with the organization as a whole. The OVP quantifies organizational performance across 12 areas in four quadrants (role, power, task and person orientations of corporate culture) and identifies the starting position (CURRENT) and preference (IDEAL) of the organizational cultural orientations, as perceived by respondents.

What is the purpose?

The results are aggregated into two graphs, one on the CURRENT and one on respondents’ envisaged IDEAL culture. This allows leaders and/or teams to identify the perceptions of issues such as: Corporate Effectiveness (towards mission/goals), Efficiency, Loyalty, Learning and Values, as well as possible other areas as per the request of the individual client.

The OVP goes beyond simple diagnosis as it allows leaders and/or teams to address key identified tensions and prioritize distribution of time and resources.

When it should be used?

The OVP can be used within a group or organization internally, or with two groups involved in an integration process, allowing the leaders and/or teams to address key identified tensions and prioritize distribution of time and resources. Preferred areas of application are mergers/acquisitions, strategic change, diversity, globalization. The OVP can alson be used over time to show the development of the organization’s culture towards the desired state.

What makes the Organizational Values Profiler unique?

Unlike other corporate culture diagnostic tools, the OVP goes beyond simple diagnosis and serves the basis for the reconciliation of the key tensions.

The main benefits are:

  • it maximizes participation of managers and leaders by connecting their view points and problems to the wider organization
  • it provides a rigorous assessment of key issues rather than assumed needs
  • it offers a road map for future action
  • it secures engagement with organization/conference/workshop participants