Welcome to the Preferred Culture Questionnaire


This questionnaire is designed to give you an understanding of the type of workplace culture in which you are most likely to work at your best and which best coincides with your own values.

Please read these instructions carefully before completing the PCQ
  • Think of an organisation where you have worked particularly well, or an organisation where you believe you would work well. This could be an organisation you have worked in previously, or it could be your current organisation or it could be an imaginary one.
  • Answer the questionnaire using your best understanding of that organisation.

  • INSTRUCTIONS:
    In this questionnaire you are given four statements per question : A, B, C and D

    STEP 1: From the four statements in each question, choose the one statement which is MOST like the organisation of your choice and select the corresponding option circle under the column marked 'M'.
    STEP 2: Now choose from the other three statements which one is LEAST like the organisation of your choice and select the corresponding option circle under the column marked 'L'.

    There are 63 questions to be completed in the same way.

    In completing the questionnaire please remember the following:
  • Each question is a combination of four different statements, some of which may be repeated as different combinations in other questions.
  • Answer every question with both a MOST and LEAST response.
  • Work as quickly and as accurately as you can


  • After selecting the start link below, you will be taken to the questionnaire. When you have finished the questionnaire please fill out your details before sending the answers.

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