Assessment Instructions

Assess the six dimensions twice

There are six crucial dimensions of culture in this Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument which differentiate organizational success. You will be asked to assess them twice.

  1. Rate your organization as you see it in its current state.
  2. Rate your organization as you would like to see it in the future, (for example, five years from now); where do you see your organization in order to be successful.

Answers must SUM up to 100 points to successfully complete the survey

There are four possibilities to each facet, asses each one, then divide the 100 points between them. The possibility that relates most to your organization will receive higher number of points, and the possibility that relates the least should receive less or no points. In order to move on, your totals must equal 100 and all boxes must have a value (0-100. If you allocate 50 points to two possibilities, you must enter 0 on the other two. The assessment’s integrated calculator will help you SUM these 100 points.

Follow your instincts

As you assess the possibilities, follow your instinct and choose your first impulse answer; this is usually correct. There are no right or wrong answers, this assessment will provide a picture of how your organization operates and which values represent it.

 

This survey was prepared based on information provided by the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument.

CURRENT CULTURE ASSESSMENT

Question 1: Dominant Characteristics "Current Culture"

1. The leadership in the organization is generally considered to exemplify mentoring, facilitating, or nurturing.


2. The leadership in the organization is generally considered to exemplify entrepreneurship, innovation, or risk taking.


3. The leadership in the organization is generally considered to exemplify a no-nonsense, aggressive, results-oriented focus.


4. The leadership in the organization is generally considered to exemplify coordinating, organizing, or smooth-running efficiency.



Question 2: Organizational Leadership "Current Culture"

1. The organization is a very personal place. It is like an extended family. People seem to share a lot of themselves.


2. The organization is a very dynamic entrepreneurial place. People are willing to stick out their necks and take risks.


3. The organization is very results-oriented. A major concern is with getting the job done. People are very competitive and achievement-oriented.


4. The organization is a very controlled and structured place. Formal procedures generally govern what people do.



Question 3: Management of Employees "Current Culture"

1. The management style in the organization is characterized by teamwork, consensus, and participation.


2. The management style in the organization is characterized by individual risk taking, innovation, freedom, and uniqueness.


3. The management style in the organization is characterized by hard-driving competitiveness, high demands, and achievement.


4. The management style in the organization is characterized by security of employment, conformity, predictability, and stability in relationships.



Question 4: Organization Glue "Current Culture"

1. The glue that holds the organization together is loyalty and mutual trust. Commitment to this organization runs high.


2. The glue that holds the organization together is commitment to innovation and development. There is an emphasis on being on the cutting edge.


3. The glue that holds the organization together is an emphasis on achievement and goal accomplishment.


4. The glue that holds the organization together is formal rules and policies. Maintaining a smooth-running organization is important.



Question 5: Strategic Emphases "Current Culture"

1. The organization emphasizes human development. High trust, openness, and participation persist.


2. The organization emphasizes acquiring new resources and creating new challenges. Trying new things and prospecting for opportunities are valued.


3. The organization emphasizes competitive actions and achievement. Hitting stretch targets and winning in the marketplace are dominant.


4. The organization emphasizes permanence and stability. Efficiency, control and smooth operations are important.



Question 6: Criteria of Success "Current Culture"

1. The organization defines success on the basis of development of human resources, teamwork, employee commitment, and concern for people.


2. The organization defines success on the basis of having the most unique or newest products. It is a product leader and innovator.


3. The organization defines success on the basis of winning in the marketplace and outpacing the competition. Competitive market leadership is key.


4. The organization defines success on the basis of efficiency. Dependable delivery, smooth scheduling and low-cost production are critical.


To enable the NEXT button please ensure that you have answered all six questions, and that each question adds up to exactly 100.