D.I.AL.O.G. (Data Indicating Alignment of
Organizational Goals) is an organizational assessment tool that
provides information as to how well critical elements are working
together to achieve business and strategic goals. It also identifies
which of these critical elements are working against you. Our
approach is unique in that we measure the interrelationships of the
essential elements which become predictors of future strength. We
are not concerned with measuring communication for communications
sake, but rather how effectively is an organization communicating to
its employees. As such our approach is outcome focused, rather than
simply measuring non-relevant activities.
How To Get Started:
First, senior management must determine there is a need for data
in order to better understand their organization. Second, they must
be committed to using this data to better allocate their resources
to improve results. After this determination is made an approach can
be developed to gather the data from the organization.
Gathering the Data:
Two methods are utilized in gathering organizational data:
personal interviews and a questionnaire survey. Personal interviews
are conducted by trained facilitators to gain an understanding of
the intensity of feelings within the organization. The survey is
used to gather the depth of understanding, and the views of the
employees, and to determine directional trends.