Comprehensively reviewing your organization will deliver critical information on its fundamental strengths and challenges and point you to necessary improvements; whether you are a large or small operating unit, department or entire organization – for profit, non-profit or governmental.
Reasons for conducting an organization improvement assessment include:
- You are a new director or manager and want a comprehensive understanding of your organization’s strengths, weaknesses and problems, including the factors that are causing them; and find out that which needs to be fixed, as well as that which doesn’t need your immediate attention.
- Your organization has been experiencing a variety of problems and you want to get an overall understanding of your organization before you decide on the next steps. You want be sure that when you start to make improvements you are solving the real problems, rather than their manifestations.
- You want to know what is currently working well and not working so well. For those areas not performing as well as you would like you want to know what is hindering performance.
- You want to know the underlying reasons for organizational problems or issues, so that effective solutions can be implemented; and also how effectively operations can be replicated in other areas of the organization.
- Customers and/or competitors are driving a need to change and improve.
- Your organization is among the best and you want to make sure it continues to excel
- You are considering a strategic partnership with another organization and want to be sure about your organization’s strengths and weaknesses before entering into discussions and negotiations with the other organization.
- You may be absorbing another organization and want a thorough understanding of how well it is operating.
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Michael VanBruaene was a KPMG Director and blogs at Michael VanBruaene Pragmatic Performance Improvement Services – Advancing Your Organization (www.AdvancingYourOrganization.com). He can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.