Category Archives: Holistic Organizational Effectiveness

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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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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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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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 HOE Survey Found that Most Organizations Need to Increase their Focus on Customers

The HOE Survey Found that Most Organizations Need to Increase their Focus on Customers The Holistic Organizational Effectiveness Survey includes several questions about the effectiveness of focusing on and executing well for customers. The survey uses a 1 – 5 … 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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It is Time for Leaders to Rethink Focusing Only on the “Top Three Priorities”

Quantisoft recently conducted a comprehensive employee survey for an organization with 125 employees. The survey has over 6o questions which assess the effectiveness of a broad range of issues that impact organizational and employee effectiveness and performance. The survey ratings and … Continue reading

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