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)

Response Histogram 2

 Rating Scale: 

5 = Effective  4= Somewhat Effective  3 = Neutral  2 = Somewhat Ineffective                           1 = Ineffective

  • The overall rating for all survey participants and questions is 3.45.
  • 90.9% of survey respondents have overall average ratings below 4.5, indicating significant opportunities exist for increasing HOE in most organizations.
  • 57% of respondents’ overall average ratings are either Effective or Somewhat Effective
  • 43% of respondents’ overall average ratings are either Neutral, Somewhat Ineffective or Ineffective

It is clear that most organizations have a very significant opportunity to increase their Holistic Organizational Effectiveness.

Key Questions:

  1. What do you think your organization’s overall holistic organizational effectiveness rating is?
  2. What needs to be done to make your leadership team aware of the opportunity to assess and then increase holistic organizational effectiveness?
  3. Which of the following areas do you think are your organization’s strongest and weakest HOE drivers?:
  • Strategy
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Governance
  • Culture & Innovation
  • Organizational Structures, Systems and Processes
  • Workforce Excellence
  • Performance Measures and Reward Systems
  • Technology, Business Processes and Suppliers
  • Financial Planning, Management and Measurement
  • Business Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • Environment, Sustainability and Responsibility
  • Taking a Holistic Approach to Organizational Effectiveness


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.
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