Vector Group principals were pioneers in bringing theory about organizational culture to practical application just about 25 years ago. In the initial work at British Airways, many gifted consultants recognized the criticality of the culture in the big picture of organizational effectiveness and competitive advantage.
Fortunately for Vector Group, those consultants formed a company based on that good work of those early days. Over the next several years, Vector Group principals developed models, approaches, tactics, tools, instruments, measurements and the lot for assessing cultures.
A bit of warning here. . . our bias has been and and always will be toward custom-designed and custom-implemented assessments and other interventions. Off-the-shelf instruments for assessing culture certainly can save some time and some money. Our contention, however, is that each culture in each organization is unique and to lump all cultures into some predictable model misses the critical nuances that are found within each organization.