Category Archives: Culture

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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Creating the Conditions for Organizational Learning and Executing on that Knowledge

In the early 1990’s two things surfaced that focused organizations on systemic learning and the need to become “learning organizations”. These were Peter Senge’s book, THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE – The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization and the introduction … Continue reading

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Mission, Leadership, Culture and Innovation Drive Organizational Effectiveness and Health

 Achieving Sustained Success Few organizations achieve sustained success year after year and decade after decade. Very few of the businesses that were leaders in their industry 100 years ago are still in existence today. Almost all that are still in business … Continue reading

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Most Organizations are Falling Short in Innovating and Creating an Environment to Nurture Innovation

Innovation is vital to the sustained growth and viability of companies in industries including high-tech, biotech/pharmaceutical, energy, etc. New products sometimes create disruptive technologies and new categories (e.g. iPad and iPhone) and new approaches (e.g. hydraulic fracturing to boost oil … Continue reading

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Customer Focus is a Key Holistic Organizational Effectiveness Driver

The Holistic Organizational Effectiveness Survey includes eight questions that directly assess various aspects of the organization’s focus on and support for customers. Many of the other questions indirectly assess issues impacting customers. These are the eight questions that specifically focus … Continue reading

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Boosting Employee Engagement to Increase Performance and Holistic Organizational Effectiveness

Employee satisfaction drives employee engagement which in turn drives employee and organizational performance. Quantisoft  has experienced these interdependencies in the employee satisfaction surveys/employee engagement surveys we have conducted for businesses and other types of organizations since 1999. Workforce effectiveness is … Continue reading

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How Excellent is Your Organization’s Workforce?

The Holistic Organizational Effectiveness Survey found that most organizations are falling far short in doing the things necessary to create a highly effective workforce. Achieving workforce excellence is a dream more than a reality. The survey includes a section on … Continue reading

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What are Your Organization’s Holistic Organizational Effectiveness Gaps?

Organizational effectiveness is the concept of how effective an organization is in achieving the outcomes the organization intends to produce. (Source: Wikipedia – Etzioni, Amitia. (1964). Modern Organizations. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.) The Holistic Organizational Effectiveness Survey (HOE Survey) assesses … Continue reading

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