2006-2014 Change and Innovation Assessment
Directions

This assessment contains eighteen questions about you and your organization's desired future purposes, current practices, and current personal approach toward work.

Your Team or Unit. While taking this section of the assessment think about the team (or organizational unit) that you lead or belong to right now. 

Directions. The six questions below ask about how you define success for your team in the future.  What results or outcomes does your team need to achieve in the future to help the company realize its strategy?  Under each question, rank the four statements (recognizing they are all important) according to the order of importance necessary for your unit to succeed in the future.  That is, which statement is most like your team's needed future outcomes?  Assign 1, 2, 3, or 4 to the statements A, B, C, and D depending on which one will have the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th priority for your team in the future.  Assign 1 if the statement is most like your team's needed future and 4 if the statement is least like your team's needed future.  We have you rank the options because leadership is about making difficult decisions.

Remember that for each of the six questions, statements A, B, C, and D must be assigned a 1, 2, 3 or 4.  No statement may be assigned the same number as another statement (forced rank). 

Section 1 -- Desired Purposes (Outcomes, or the value your organization intends to create)

 

1. My team (or unit) needs to define success as . . .
Future *

A. excelling in retaining our best employees.


B. excelling in developing unique products or services. 


C. excelling in reducing time to market of products/services.


D. excelling in our percent of on-time deliveries.

2. My team (or unit) needs to define success as . . .
Future *

A. excelling in our employee morale.


B. excelling in the number of new sources of revenue created.


C. excelling in the amount of cash we have on hand (cash flow).


D. excelling in internal cost savings.

3. My team (or unit) needs to define success as . . .
Future *

A. excelling in the number of top quality people we have hired.


B. excelling in the return on investment from our innovations.


C. excelling in profitability (return on assets).


D. excelling in improving on error rates.

4. My team (or unit) needs to define success as . . .
Future *

A. excelling in the development of teams.


B. excelling in obtaining revenues from new products or services.


C. excelling in increasing shareholder value (EVA).


D. excelling in our reduction in redundancy and waste.

5. My team (or unit) needs to define success as . . .
Future *

A. excelling in getting a return on investment from our training and development of employees.


B. excelling in expanding the diversity of products and services.


C. excelling in increasing our stock price.


D. excelling in reducing rate of defects.

6. My team (or unit) needs to define success as . . .
Future *

A. excelling in reducing grievances and complaints from employees.


B. excelling in increasing the number of products and services launched.


C. excelling in our overall performance ranking in the industry.


D. excelling in quality improvement.

 
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