Universal Journal of Management Vol. 7(5), pp. 186 - 199
DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2019.070504
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Development of Instrument for Measurement of the Organizational Alignment - from Vox Organizationis to "Four Organizational Culture Types and Four Leadership Styles"


Marjan I. Bojadjiev 1,2,*
1 Department of Management, University American College Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
2 Department of Management and Law, University Tor Vergata Rome, Italy

ABSTRACT

For a modern organization, it is not enough to only have solid organizational culture, but the organization should be well aligned. Many organizations strive to measure their organizational cultures and their alignment through different models or by adopting internal methods. Despite the great importance of organizational alignment, there is no standardized instrument for measuring it. Therefore, alignment becomes the main focus in theoretical analysis and effort to design an instrument which is verified, easily implementable and measurable in the field of management and organizational culture. This paper has a twofold nature, the first is to give a historical approach to a development of an instrument for measuring organizational culture, leadership styles and their alignment called "Vox Organizationis", and the second is to propose modification and simplification of the same instrument. The birth year of "Vox Organizations", as a starting point for a holistic vision of the organization, is 2011. This instrument enables exploration of the alignment level between organizational culture, leader's values, organizational structure as well as organizational strategy. As of 2019, we propose new version of the instrument under the name Vox 2.0. It has two modifications and one add on. The two modifications are Vox Standard and Vox Standard Plus (Vox Standard +), and add on is Vox Extended, which includes change management consultancy. "Vox Standard" is to measure the alignment between Organizational culture and Leader's values. "Vox Standard Plus" (Standard + Formal) is to measure the alignment between Organizational culture, Leader's Values and the Formal part of the organization. They are both based on the Four Culture Types (4CT) and Four Leadership Types (4LT). "Vox Extended" – as "add on that includes Change Management Intervention, if the organization is severely nonaligned.

KEYWORDS
Organizational Alignment, Vox Organizations, Organizational Culture

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Marjan I. Bojadjiev , "Development of Instrument for Measurement of the Organizational Alignment - from Vox Organizationis to "Four Organizational Culture Types and Four Leadership Styles"," Universal Journal of Management, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 186 - 199, 2019. DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2019.070504.

(b). APA Format:
Marjan I. Bojadjiev (2019). Development of Instrument for Measurement of the Organizational Alignment - from Vox Organizationis to "Four Organizational Culture Types and Four Leadership Styles". Universal Journal of Management, 7(5), 186 - 199. DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2019.070504.