Organizational Power Survey

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Organisational Culture Questionnaire Adapted from Roger Harrison’s Diagnosing Organisational Ideology. Organisations have a pattern of behaviour - a set of common doctrines, myths and symbols. An organisation’s culture has a profound impact on the effectiveness of the organization by influencing how decisions are made, how human resources are used and how people respond to environmental challenges. Organisational cultures can be divided into 4 types: Power, Role, Task and Self. The following questionnaire can help identify the dominant culture in your organization and what you believe it should be. * Instructions for completion of the questionnaire: For each question 1-15: Give a (4) to the statement that best represents the dominant view in your organization. Give (3) to the next statement closest to your organisation’s position, a (2) to the next and a (1) score to the statement that out of the four options least represents the culture of your organization. For each question, repeat the exercise but this time give a (4) score to the statement which you believe should represent the preferred culture of your organization, a (3) to the next preferred culture, (2) to the next and finally (1) to the statement that you believe represents the least desirable culture/position for your organization. Once the questionnaire is finished: Add the scores for each option a -d separately for the existing culture and for your preferred organizational culture. For example in question 1 - 15 if, under the (a) option you scored 5*3, 5*2 and 5*1 for the existing culture – the total under this (a) option is 30 for the ‘Existing Culture’ (see table below). Example: (a) Scores (Power) (b) Scores (Role) (c) Scores (Task) (d) Scores (Self) Existing Culture 30 60 (15*4) 20 40 Preferred Culture 20 40 60 30 Whichever option a-d in the table receives the highest score under the ‘Existing Culture’ option represents the dominant culture in your organisation. In the example above, the existing Culture is ‘Role’. Whichever option a-d in the table receives the highest score under the ‘Preferred Culture’ option represents the preferred culture in your organisation. In the example, the preferred Culture is ‘Task’. Your scores
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