Kilmann Diagnostics is dedicated to resolving conflict throughout the world, so we naturally incorporate the Organizational Courage Assessment in our Quantum Transformation Course. Why? When groups and organizations must transform their systems and processes in order to survive—and thrive—in our increasingly fast-paced, complex global village, it will take a lot of courage (doing the right thing, despite the fear of receiving negative consequences) to confront the mega-conflicts that always emerge during the transformation process: leaving the old ways behind while embracing a whole new way of seeing, thinking, feeling, and behaving. It’s only by regularly engaging in acts of courage that members will be able to revitalize their organization for long-term success. Be prepared to experience many eureka (aha) moments!
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THE FIRST OF ITS KIND TO QUANTIFY COURAGE: The Courage Assessment, published in 2002, was the first of its kind to provide a quantitative measure of organizational courage—which was partly inspired by the many courageous acts that took place on September 11, 2001.
THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE EXPERT AT YOUR DISPOSAL: Drs. Kilmann, O'Hara, and Strauss developed a quantitative assessment that determines the extent to which members (a) observe various acts of courage in their organization and (b) acknowledge how afraid members would be of performing those same acts of courage—instead of relying on interviews and stories to document acts of courage (which had been the accepted approach in the past).
ASSESSING ACTS OF COURAGE AND THE FEAR INVOLVED: Combining the two dimensions of observing courage and fearing acts of courage reveals four types of organizations: (1) Fearful Organizations, (2) Bureaucratic Organizations, (3) Courageous Organizations, and (4) Quantum Organizations. Not surprisingly, each of these four types has a different likelihood of achieving organizational success in today's turbulent world.
DOWNLOAD THE EXTENSIVE INTERPRETIVE MATERIALS: The online version of the Courage Assessment takes about 15 minutes to complete. Right afterwards, you can download a pdf file for graphing and interpreting your type of organizational courage, which includes a number of specific examples.
GRAPH YOUR COURAGE RESULTS TO SEE THE BIG PICTURE: This tool enables you to graph your results on a Courage Profile so you can easily see whether (and to what extent) the groups and departments in an organization have the same or a different relationship with courage and fear, which then leads to further discussion and action.
ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PROVIDED WITH THE RESULTS: After taking this self-report assessment, you'll learn why a combination of personal and/or system-wide transformation is essential in order to encourage people to do the right things for long-term organizational success—either by learning how to cope with the fear in the situation (personal transformation) or by eradicating the fear in the workplace through a dedicated program for improving the formal and informal systems (organizational transformation).
Groups and organizations must transform their systems and processes in order to survive—and thrive—in our increasingly fast-paced, complex global village. It will take a lot of courage (doing the right thing, despite the fear of receiving negative consequences) to confront the mega-conflicts that always emerge during the transformation process. It’s only by engaging in acts of courage that members will be able to revitalize their organization for long-term success. This assessment is highly relevant to all these OCCUPATIONAL IDENTITIES:
The price for the ONLINE version of the Courage Assessment is $25. Click on the button below to place this online assessment into your shopping cart. To purchase the PAPER version of this assessment, visit: Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Once you complete your purchase, you have 90 days to take the assessment and download the file for graphing and interpreting your scores.
For 1 to 49 persons, each assessment is $25.00.
For 50 to 99 persons, each assessment is $22.50.
For 100 to 499 persons, each assessment is $20.00.
For 500 to 999 persons, each assessment is $17.50.
For 1000 or more, each assessment is $15.00.
Click on the button below to place this online assessment for one or more other persons into your shopping cart. If you enter 50 or more assessments during the purchasing process, the total charge will be based on the relevant quantity discount. As soon as an assessment is assigned to a person on your spreadsheet (see below), he or she has 90 days to take the assessment.
After you complete your checkout, download The KD_Spreadsheet for Creating Group Accounts and follow the instructions. If you are purchasing the assessment for only one other person, then fill out the spreadsheet for just this one person.
If you’ll be conducting an educational program for several persons (or someone else) and you want to make use of their assessment results before that meeting, ask them to send you their two courage scores and/or a scan of their completed Organizational Courage Profile.
During our 5-hour course on Quantum Transformation, you’ll learn that (1) acts of courage and (2) the fear of performing acts of courage together indicate if your group or organization is fearful, bureaucratic, courageous, or quantum. Knowing which type is primary then suggests what combination of personal and/or organizational development is required to achieve long-term success for key stakeholders.