Author Archives: Howard Deutsch

About Howard Deutsch

Howard Deutsch is the CEO of Quantisoft, a New Jersey based full-service survey company conducting employee, organizational effectiveness, leadership feedback, customer satisfaction, IT customer satisfaction, enterprise risk and other types of customized surveys since 1999. Howard has extensive senior line management, internal and external consulting experience in many industries. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA in Finance from St. John's University. He was an adjunct faculty member for several years at the Seton Hall University School of Business.

Washington is Dysfunctional and in Critical Need of an Organizational Effectiveness Makeover

The United States’ Governmental structure and two party system is designed for conflict and compromise. Since the founding of the U.S. in 1776, there have been periods of relative calm and compromise and other periods of extreme dysfunctionality. Many people in … Continue reading

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Eliminating Organizational Silos and Internal Politics as Barriers to Organizational Effectiveness

The dictionary defines politics as activities that relate to influencing the actions and policies of a government or getting and keeping power in a government. The definition also includes the opinions that someone has about what should be done by … Continue reading

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Risks that Cause Significant or Catastrophic Failure of Organizations

Failure of organizations to identify, assess and quantify potential risks and then take action to mitigate the risks can lead to situations that can result in their significant or catastrophic failure, harm to their reputation and possible injury/death. Sometimes the … Continue reading

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Is Your Board of Directors Enhancing or Hindering Your Organization’s Effectiveness in Achieving Desired Outcomes?

Highly effective Boards enhance the effectiveness of their organizations in many ways including selecting a highly effective CEO, providing guidance and advice to the CEO, making sure the organization is acting in the best interests of shareholders/stakeholders, reviewing and approving major plans … Continue reading

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The Holistic Organizational Effectiveness Survey – How People Rated their own Organizations

Most HOE Survey Respondents rated the holistic effectiveness of their organization as “low” The following histogram displays the overall average ratings for all respondents of the Holistic Organizational Effectiveness Survey:              Overall Average Ratings - All Respondents               (Overall Avg. Rating = 3.45)  Rating Scale:  … Continue reading

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Holistic Organizational Effectiveness in the Public Sector

In many ways public sector (governmental)  organizations face the same Holistic Organizational Effectiveness issues that businesses, not-for-profit and other types of organizations face. Their ability to consistently achieve their desired outcomes depends on the effectiveness of their leadership, governance, people, culture, … Continue reading

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Fixing U.S. Healthcare – We Need a Holistic Approach

U.S healthcare spending is out of control. It currently accounts for approximately 18% of the U.S. GNP (gross national product) and it is growing annually. Per capita healthcare spending in the U.S. is much higher than in any other country while our … Continue reading

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Team-based 360 Leadership Surveys

Quantisoft’s team-based 360 leadership surveys are having considerable success in identifying leadership strengths and weaknesses of individual leaders and of entire leadership teams. The data is highly effective for strengthening leadership programs. We customize the survey questions to meet the … Continue reading

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Getting Results from Surveys

Employee surveys, customer satisfaction surveys and other types of surveys commonly conducted for businesses and other types of organizations provide a wealth of information about strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement. This is especially so when the surveys are well-designed … Continue reading

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The Frustration with Annual Employee Performance Reviews

Quantisoft conducts comprehensive employee surveys for many organizations across many industries. Our surveys include questions about the effectiveness of performance reviews and about ongoing performance feedback. More often than not employees comment that their performance reviews are not effective, that … Continue reading

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