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SOS Ltd. is a premier culture and safety consulting company, combining decades of research and experience to change the way business works.


Almost everyone recognizes that “A man’s character is his destiny.”  An organization’s culture is like an individuals character and most people recognize that an organizations character is its destiny.  Almost everyone has heard versions of “If you can’t measure, you can’t manage.”  However, almost no one has “connected the dots” and crafted a methodology to measure and manage organization culture.  Starting with safety and risk management, we’ve done it and been recognized by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense as having one of only two systems they advocate.  Our methodology works for every organization no matter the size or the mission and is culture sensitive.  It takes you from where you are to where you want to go.

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We were invited to speak to the Safety Institute of Australia College of Fellows and Australian Army Officers involved in the “safety” of the Australian military.  We did that without visuals and they asked some probing questions about our methodology.  Watching the presentation, without distracting “visuals aids”, will give you a good idea of what we do and how we present our ideas.

Because of the length (~15 minutes each) we have broken the talk into three segments. Each link below will take you to the youtube video.

Don Eckenfelder - Safety Institute of Australia Presentation ( Part 1 )

Don Eckenfelder - Safety Institute of Australia Presentation ( Part 2 )

Don Eckenfelder - Safety Institute of Australia Presentation ( Part 3 )

The Economist ‘Experience’

We were pleased and flattered to be asked to make one of the “flashes of genius” presentations at The Economist Conference on Enhancing Human Performance held in New York City in 2010.  We provided the attendees with a brochure that included our scorecard for culture measurement and a brief powerpoint summary of our philosophy and methodology.  Click here to view the brochure and here for the PPF visual with notes of explanation.

Need a quick primer on SOS Ltd. and what we do?

Our Tools—The three scorecards below are one of the ways we collect data. They lead to the measurement of general organization culture, safety culture (a subculture), and the third, a way for associates to evaluate the quality of their leader.  These are copyrighted but we liberally grant written permission for people to use these FREE if we receive written requests.  We appreciate it if the users will provide feedback on their experience that will help us improve our products and services.

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Safety Culture

Our Business - See how we can help you in our general business brochure

Our Tool For Change - About the Values-Driven Safety Application Manual

On June 9th, at the annual Professional Development Conference for The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Don Eckenfelder will present the paper: “If You Don’t Measure, You Can’t Manage: It Is No Different With Culture!”  Click here to view the paper. 

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