Ownership Culture Assessment/Survey

Please Take our 19-point Quiz

Select True or False for each statement below:

1) Key managers are willing to support change and take appropriate risks.
2) Our Company’s forecasts and goals are known by all, and are a stretch for us.
3) We don't accept mediocrity. Therefore, we reward people who produce results.
4) Our Senior Executives lead by example, and actively promote our mission and philosophy.
5) We are encouraged to voice problems, concerns and opinions, without fear of retribution.
6) Our company is driven by the Sales and Operations Departments, instead of the finance/accounting or legal departments.
7) Our company can best be described as an organization of self-directed, empowered work teams, not managed top down by a few key people.
8) Our managers know how to handle unproductive conflict and they sufficiently respect one another.
9) We have a long range business plan that we all agree with and support.
10) Our company has developed a company-wide succession plan, thus all of our Key Executives have developed or are grooming their next generation of leaders.
11) Our morale is good, and we are not suffering from unnecessary or extraordinary stress.
12) We are good at finding or developing new products & services to expand our customer share.
13) Most of us are effective problem solvers.
14) We have good downward communication of goals, directions, decisions and/or plans.
15) Our ESOP Company is governed by a Board of Directors populated with independent directors and a proactive trustee.
16) When problems arise, we always look for WHAT happened, rather than WHO did it.
17) Management is in control; as a result, all of us are equally held accountable for our actions, performance and behavior.
18) Our organization doesn't run by politics, that would cause departmental or leadership conflicts such as "Us versus Them".
19) We respond quickly to market changes and customer needs.

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