Transformation Awards

The Culture Transformation Awards were created by Human Synergistics in 2006 to celebrate and honour Australian and New Zealand organisations that have created and sustained great, constructive, work cultures.

Through our mission of "Changing the World—One Organisation at a Time™", we help create organisations that are constructive places to work, where leaders provide inspiring leadership and individuals see that their personal effort counts. As our research and experience has demonstrated, creating constructive cultures takes courage, leadership and persistence.

The Transformation Awards recognise those organisations that have risen to the challenge.

What is the Evidence of Cultural Transformation?

The winners of the Transformation Awards showed a dramatic change in their culture over a relatively short time period. To qualify for an Award, this change must involve a shift from predominantly Aggressive/Defensive and Passive/Defensive styles of behaviour, to predominantly Constructive styles.

Each Transformation Award winner used the Organisational Culture Inventory™ (OCI) to test and re-test their culture. This test and retest provided clear evidence of a shift towards their ideal culture. In most cases, the shift was dramatic enough to be termed a 'transformation.'

Who is eligible for a Transformation Award?

Each year, we will be asking the questions:


  • Do we have any evidence of cultural transformation in our database?
  • Which organisations have tested and re-tested themselves using the Organisational Culture Inventory™ (OCI)?
  • Which organisations have transformed their cultures, that is, have moved from a culture dominated by the Aggressive/Defensive (red) and Passive/Defensive (green) styles to one dominated by the Constructive (blue) cultural styles — Achievement, Self-Actualising, Humanistic-Encouraging, and Affiliative?


    If you are involved in a cultural change program and have undertaken an OCI re-test in the past year, we encourage you to submit your retest results to us for consideration.


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