Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Toward the end of the call we began to compile a list of tools for assessment.
This is not a complete list, but is a start. Feel free to add your favorite assessment tool information in the comments.
- Toyota Hiring Assessment DDI
- Denison Organizational Culture Survey DOCS
- McKinsey 7-S Framework
- MIT VALUE self-assessment
- AutoZone modified version of a Ford vendor assessment
I couldn't find a good description of Structograms. Most of the sites were either non-English, or programming sites. Structograms are used for software design.
I did find an interesting site of on-line personality tests like Myers-Briggs assessments.
Update: It appears to me that we may be mixing apples and oranges. Some of these tools are targeting individuals, i.e. potential team members with Myers-Briggs. A few of the tools are more meaningful to assess organizational readiness, AutoZone's supplier assessment probably falls into this category.
Update II: Chuck Yorke sent us a link (I've added a comment) but wanted the reader to know about "Denison" as a cultural assessment tool.
Update III: David Csokasy sent along a better description for the Myers-Briggs Tool. The link has been updated (31JAN06).
But I do have some details about the Structogram tool and a friend of mine is a trainer for it.
I can provide informaion next time we talk.
Juergen Boenisch (German)
Can you find a site from a Google search similar to the ones I've posted for the other tools? Just an overall description. Usually running it through babelfish will make it readable.
The Denison Cultural assessment tool is worth a look.(www.denisonculture.com).
Also for hiring, Toyota used DDI (Development Dimensions International) assessments in various facilities throughout the world.