The purposes of various business assessments are to clearly understand how organizations (and their associates) think and function, and to learn where small changes may be possible to create big returns and improvements.
Furthermore, certain assessments may be redone periodically to measure growth and changes that may have occurred since the last assessment.
Here is a list of some of the assessments that are often appropriate for my clients:
• Executive Assessment: This personalized assessment helps focus on your goals truly and what obstacles are in the way, or slowing you down. This is a hybrid process Business Tune Ups has created, and utilizes BOTH communicating verbally AND in writing (usually over the Internet).
• Leadership Assessment Test: This validated computer-based assessment helps determines what your strengths are, as well as potentially weak areas. It suggests ways to improve your various leadership skills in 18 leadership areas. It's a very cost-effective way to gain some new awareness. In some respects, it's like holding the mirror up to you, and clearly seeing how you are perceived by others. One key component to this assessment is the person that helps you interpret the results, and helps you apply it to your situation.
• Cultural Assessment: If you are a business owner, this is a powerful way to find out what your staff really thinks of the environment they work in. By typically confidentially interviewing 10-15 selected people within an organization, this process provides an efficient way to uncover areas that can lead to significant organizational improvements. Just a few simple changes can produce big returns.
• SWOT Analysis Examples: This type of assessment is a study of a business' Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. This exercise is very helpful to see a business objectively. You actually can do a SWOT analysis on an individual, as well.
• 360° Assessments: People never fully know how they come across to others. The 360° assessment, through the use of computer software, asks for specific feedback from people (anonymously) that know the individual in various capacities (staff, supervisors, clients, etc.). Then it generates a report that summarizes the feedback. This leads to greater self-awareness which helps encourage constructive change.
Most of the assessments listed on this page should be administered by a professional business coach or consultant. Much better results are achieved when an independent outside experienced professional, in an unbiased way, helps diagnose which areas of an organization can be best improved on a cost-effective basis.
If you would like to discuss more about business assessments, feel free to contact me, Larry Rudwick, or simply call 571-331-6102, and have a complimentary chat.