Need for Octopace Culture to Promote Strategic HR Climate in Healthcare Sector
Keywords:HR Climate, OCTAPACE Culture., Healthcare sector
Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is to study the Openness, confrontation, Trust, Autonomy,
Pro-action, Authenticity, Collaboration & Experimenting (OCTAPACE) Culture among nurses from five
Methodology: A sample of 314 nurses from 5 hospitals in Udupi and Manipal were administering
OCTAPACE profile instrument developed by Udai Pareek to study the cultural ethos at the selected
Findings: The results indicate that there is a gap between desired and actual levels of OCTAPACE Culture.
Organizations despite providing comparatively higher salaries and a host of welfare measures seem to be
possessing an average level of HRD Climate. Factors like lack of top management initiative in identifying
and developing nurse’s potential, nurses not taking the given feedback seriously and similar reasons
contribute to this situation and hence offers a lot of scope for improvement.