The Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI) is one of the Human Synergistics International tools for individuals.
It is actually two tools:
The first is
The second is
Personal insights are discovered by comparing how we think we think and how others see us behave (a gap analysis).
Can the Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI) be used as a cultural diagnostic tool?
Yes, it can, but it will be very rudimentary.
As an example, if your Senior Leadership Team all completed LSI 1 it is possible to collate the results to get a picture of how, overall, your Team thinks.
As a second example, if your Senior Leadership Team all completed LSI 2 it is possible to collate the results to get a picture of how, overall, your Team is perceived to be behaving. Again, useful, more in-depth but still somewhat basic.
Both of these options are useful for those with limited budgets.
Human Synergistics does provide a specific cultural diagnostic tool called the Organisational Culture Inventory®. This tool answers the question “How are people expected to behave around here?”. As you can see from the question, it goes straight to the heart of describing your culture.OCI-Product-Information-sheet