The idea of a remote business assessment may be new for you – may even seem a little strange. That’s how it was for me too.
I had been deepening my understanding of corporate culture – ways to see it clearly and access it in service to continuous improvement and organizational change.
At the same time I was learning to access The Field for all kinds of information I couldn’t get any other way.
Obviously, these two paths crossed. I came up with a simple one-page assessment tool – a table with a few labels and a lot of white space. The first couple times I accessed The Field for what I hoped would be key messages about an organization’s culture I was surprised by how quickly, cleanly, and clearly information filled the form. The leaders of these organizations were astonished by the accuracy of the results. One board chairman thought I must have interviewed everyone on the board to get this kind of deeply accurate assessment.
I’ve studied remote viewing for intelligence gathering, which is a sort of sister modality to my Remote Organization Assessments, and I’m sure they are both quite real, accurate, and useful!
When I forgot to use my remote organization assessment tool, I struggled to make change easier for organizations. I tried to pinpoint leveraged action that would touch lightly but in ways that created out-sized results as they rippled through the organization. I wasn’t accessing The Field for guidance.
When I remembered to pull the form out and put it to work again I saw immediate movement when I implemented the recommendations that came from The Field. And I gained valuable insights from the evaluation and notes.
I really enjoy doing – and using – these assessments!
It’s been an interesting process accessing The Field for guidance about bringing remote organization assessments to those organizations that need them now. I know these assessments aren’t for everyone. I also know that, for those who are ready, this information can be incredibly valuable.
I have a test to see if this is right for you. I’ll get a tiny bit of information from you and then access The Field to do a slice of the assessment for your organization. I’ll pick the exact slice identified by The Field for our test. I’ll send the messages I receive to you so you can make an informed determination about seeking more information or dropping it. No charge.
If you want a full assessment – which I will describe further down the page – the fee is $500.
We can create assessments for your entire organization or any part of it. We can assess projects and possibilities. I won’t use it to assess your competitor. The tool can be modified to assess processes and individuals. And I’m sure your mind will be churning to come up with new ways to leverage this powerful tool to access information from The Field to help your business thrive.
That’s it in a nutshell. Now the fun begins!
The Remote Organization Assessment highlights eight areas:
- Primary drivers and leverage for change
- Internal influencing factors
- External influencing factors
- Priorities and recommended actions
- Keys to implementing recommended actions
- Important things to measure
- Continuous improvement and next steps
- Your personal shift – where to focus your internal attention
Two jam-packed pages; a five-day maximum delivery time; $500.
How does it work? The Field is like a giant library filled with information stored as energy. The energy of your organization is clumped together. Using ancient techniques, I access and read the information in this clump.
For me, the energy of your organization is alive – a sentient being with which I communicate.
Because of my experience working with change in many organizations, I know what to ask. Information from and about your organization can move through me and on to the page into terms we understand.
When you receive either a slice or a full assessment I encourage you to sit with it awhile. You’re looking for new information or you wouldn’t be here. Allow this new information to sink in before you judge it or take action. I want you to move forward with conviction and a focused intention.
I look forward to working with you to learn more about your organization. I know you care deeply about your people and your work. If I can help you succeed in identifying and implementing the changes your organization needs in order to move forward, the world will be a better place for all of us.
Let’s talk a little about each section of of the assessment.
Primary drivers and leverage for change
I’ll examine and rate your organization around these primary drivers: leadership, capacity, processes, waste, and knowledge. Your organization isn’t going far when there’s trouble in these areas. I’ll take it further and identify where in each area you need to look for leverage to get things moving in the right direction. It’s not that helpful to know that you’ve got a lot of waste; you need to know where to look to find the most important piles to go after first.
Internal influencing factors
I divide these secondary factors into two groups. The first group includes consistency, connectedness, personal agendas, decision-making, sustainability, and fear. These factors don’t have as strong an influence on your organization’s success as the drivers, but they can either speed flow or muck it up.
The second group includes softer factors: commitment, love of, and knowledge of your organization’s vision and mission; and commitment, love of, and knowledge of each other. How people feel about your organization’s mission and vision greatly influences their motivation and the quality of their work. Their feelings about each other translate into loyalty and cooperation.
External influencing factors
The four external influencing factors govern your organization’s ability to maneuver out in the world of customers and competition. They include your connection with your market, regulation, access to resources, and timing. These are broad categories so I’ll provide notes to focus your attention around what’s important.
Priorities and recommended actions
Here comes the practical part. What can you do about what you’ve learned so far? With guidance from The Field I’ll identify your top three issues for attention – the ones that you need to address to get you moving in a way that demonstrates the results you need to see right away – and that will ripple through your organization effecting change in positive ways. For each issue I’ll pinpoint leveraged actions you can take to get things moving. These recommended actions form the core of the assessment – the rest is lead-up and follow-through. These recommendations are The Work.
Keys to implementing recommended actions
I won’t leave you hanging – next I’ll provide messages about keys to implementation. These are the things to watch for as you move into The Work. This is the tips-and-tricks section – customized by The Field exactly to your organization and your situation.
Important things to measure
As a continuous improvement champion, I’m very concerned about what gets measured and why. I favor actionable measurements – ones that tell a story about what’s working and what’s not – and provide clues to look for improvement. Your assessment will suggest things to measure.
Continuous improvement and next steps
I’m also nutty about context. I want to know how stuff fits together. I want you to see a bigger picture about where your actions will lead. Changes beget changes. It’s always good to see ahead so you can take advantage of The Work today to set up The Work of tomorrow. Your assessment will provide a range of possible next steps to help you see the road ahead.
Your personal shift – where to focus your internal attention
This assessment is really about you. You need to be strong and wise in making changes. I want to support you directly. The last section of the assessment provides personal guidance for you. You know that in order for any organization changes to work, they have to begin with you. The Field will provide guidance about what to look for when you look inside in search of the personal changes you need to make. This is my favorite part of the assessment. I think it’s the most important part.
If you have any questions about this please send me an email. The same goes when you have a questions about any assessment I deliver. I want you and your organization to grow and prosper!