New Economy:

Knowledge Enterprise

Enlightened 21st Century Organization Quiz

Getting Ready for the New Business Environment

Source: "Simple Stories for Leadership Insights In the New Economy," by Jeannette Galvanek and Ed Konczal, www.vitalrelationships.com .

Take this test to see how ready your company is for the new business environment

9 Signs of a Losing Organization     Yin-Yang of a Winning Organization

Score: 1. = Strongly Disagree, 2. = Disagree, 3. = Neutral, 4. = Agree, 5. = Strongly Agree

Company Characteristics

Score

1

People's attitude is surveyed and shared

2

We invest heavily in continuous learning and building new knowledge economy skills

3

Cross-generational issues are understood and effectively dealt with

4

There is a sense of trust among people and management

5

Virtual work is supported through technology, innovative policies, leadership philosophy

6

We have leading edge Work and Family Programs

7

Our people enjoy competitive wages and benefits

8

We go to great lengths to recognize and celebrate achievements

9

Diversity permeates internal and customer relationships

10

People understand the company's goals and know and know how their work is related to these goals

11

Worker-friendly climate is encouraged

12

Open, honest, frequent communication with people is common

13

Just-for-fun programs are encouraged

14

Company financial performance is shared

15

People have a team spirit

16

We respect flexibility that people need to achieve their work / life / family goals

17

"Rules of the Road" are understood with minimal hierarchy

18

New menu of benefits complements traditional benefits

19

Knowledge and information is openly shared

20

We organize ourselves to manage complexity and to achieve clarity

 

 

Score

Results

Over 90

80 to 89

Less than 80

Congratulations, you are an enlightened company!

Good but could be better

Try applying some of the lessons in "Simple Stories for Leadership Insights In the New Economy" book

 

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Innovation-friendly Organization

Losing Organization

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Winning Organization

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Innovation-friendly Organization

Entrepreneurial Organization

Adaptive Organization

Flat Organization

Employee Empowerment

Cross-functional Management

Cross-functional Teams

7Ss Model

Coaching Organization

Inspiring Corporate Culture

Fast Company

Getting Rid of Bureaucracy

Google's 10 Golden Rules

Organizational Fitness Profile