Main Concepts of the OLA


The OLA is a research-based assessment instrument that measures six key areas of organisational and leadership practice that are critical to achieving optimal organisational health. The level of these six key areas and their eighteen descriptors determine an organisation’s Power Level. An organisation with a strong power level provides authentic and shared leadership, empowers workers and develops a community of people who work effectively together to fulfil the organisation’s mission.

The Six Levels of Organisational Health

The Power Level determines which of the following six levels of organisational health best describes your organisation.

Org6 – Optimal Health
Org5 – Excellent Health
Org4 – Moderate Health
Org3 – Limited Health
Org2 – Poor Health
Org1 – Toxic Health

 The OLA also measures the Perception Match of the workforce and leadership and reveals the differing perceptions between top leaders, managers and the workforce. This perception match is crucial to understanding the way the organisation is viewed by those within it…those who are in the best position to make it successful. A high perception match reveals a strong level of organisational awareness and open communication; two essentials for meeting the ever-present demands of change.

 The OLA then combines your Power Level and Perception Match to determine your organisation’s Readiness-for-Change. Are you ready to make the changes necessary to move towards greater organisational health? 



The OLA makes it possible for your organisation to target specific changes that take into consideration your organisation’s readiness for change.

When using the 66-item OLA, people at all levels of your organisation (top leadership, managers & workforce) will complete the instrument. In this way, you will be able to determine the different ways your organisation is viewed. The OLA is easy to take and can be completed in only 15 minutes. 

  The OLA has strong psychometric properties including high validity and reliability and will provide you with a wealth of information on how your organisation and its leadership is perceived.



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