Organizational Scan

Your organization is unique, and so are your challenges.
Understand your organizational culture, decision making processes and see how to become a resilient organization.

How to: Part One

Write a short story (a couple of sentences are enough) and give it a name. Then, you will have the opportunity to record several aspects of the decision, such as how long it took, how was it communicated, who made it, and how you felt about it. There are seven questions in this section.

How to: Part Two

In this part you are going to use a patented triad system. There are six triads, and for each you will need to move a point and position it in relation to those three elements. The questions are going to involve factors that influenced, helped, or made the decision possible. This is the part that often involves uncertainty in the beginning, which is part of the design. There is no right answer, so follow your gut.

How to: Part Three

This is the final part and it involves you placing a stone in a quadrant for four different dimensions: Leadership, Orientation, Effectiveness, and Value Drivers. When you pick up the stone, the graph is going to show you the characteristics of each quadrant to guide you in the placement. The result is going to situate this decision in the Competing Values Framework, which can describe your organizational culture.

Following this, depending on your version of the tool, you might have to fill in some demographic information, either at first login (if you have a personal login), or every time. If you are using OrgScan Lite there are no demographics.

The results you get

The dashboard of the OrgScan is going to record the data recorded by your people. Taken all together, this is going to show you a current and fact-based picture of how your organization actually operates. The more decisions you can motivate everyone to collect, the more accurate the picture will be. On this basis, you can see clearly where you would like to make improvements and how you can bring your culture into better alignment with your goals. The capabilities of the dashboard vary according to the version of the tool you are using (see comparison table). For every version you will get a clear view of your organizational culture and other information on your decision-making process, such as Speed and Frequency of different types of decisions. The OrgScan report, available for all versions with the exception of the free trial, is going to go into greater depth into what your decision-making process reveals and the associations that can guide you where change will benefit you the most.

Organizational Scan packages

The Organizational Scan (OrgScan to its friends) works by everyone in your organization capturing decisions made in the company that has affected them in some way, whether they were involved in them or not. Everyone should aim for capturing two or three decisions a week at least, and the process takes less than five minutes once the user is accustomed to it.
 OrgScan LiteOrgScan TrialOrgScanOrganic Agility Tools
Capture and aggregate data on decisions
See a snapshot of organizational culture
Analyze your organizational culture
See how your people feel about your decision-making process
Monitor decision speed
Evaluate coherence between your goals and your practices
Examine culture consistency
See the connection between actions and their results
Reveal decision-making patterns
Show dominant communication style
Track changes over time
Filter your results by demographic
Compare progress between specific periods
Design your strategy and make it transparent to everyone in your organization
Plan experiments to support your successes and lead to future innovation
See the effect of specific experiments on your culture and decision-making
Track experiment progress in real time