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Job Skills Can we use OCAI layout to find a good Company Culture Fit?

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Hi,
The OCAI format https://OCAI.wordpress.com/2010/05/21
, it seems , has proven effective in terms of describing the culture of companies ( it has quantitative aspects and addresses the dynamic, changing aspect of corporate,company culture.). I am referring to jobs in general.
How could we use OCAI description to optimize compatibility between job seekers and companies? (Sorry , having trouble finding link, will include it ASAP). Culture is broken down into four main aspects/"personality traits" C.H.A.M. : Clan, Hierarchy, Market and Ad Hoc are the traits. In different companies , different traits dominate and this may change over time and over different projects, but, still, a company " personality" emerges. Please see link for further details ; too long to fit here. It seems a person's traits may be a match of different degree of success in different places.
 
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That article discusses a complicated subject.
Some companies are large (or at least relatively large compared to others) and some companies are small. A small company producing products must put emphasis on selling and sending its products. A large company, having some dedicated departments uses each department to emphasize the purpose of each department, like the production plant produces and sends out the products, but the development department is made of people dedicated to product and process development, whose people search to find what works, and how something is to be done, and what materials will work better than other materials. A slightly more specific contrast is the production plant must produce some number of known products NOW and soon ship them, while research & development department is investigating to understand current products and hoped-for future products. Generally, the purpose of products is "get work done now" but the purpose of research is "let us find ways to makes something effective".

My post here may be a little bit off-target.
 

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Yes, the culture is not fixed, even within a department/division. As you say, depending on the goals at a given moment, the culture may vary to suit the needs. Still, it would be nice to find an overall measurement to study the culture of a company and see how well it matches an individual personality. Thanks for your input.
 

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