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:
When you click on the button at the bottom of this section, you’ll be adding 1 ONLINE Organizational Courage Assessment, only for yourself, to your Shopping Cart, which you can then proceed to purchase on this website.
CAUTION 1: If you wish to purchase this assessment either for 1 other person or for a group—which might also include you along with the other members in your group—go to the next section on this page that’s designed for that specific purpose.
The price for 1 ONLINE Organizational Courage Assessment for yourself is $25. Once you complete your purchase, you have 90 days to take the assessment and download a file for graphing and interpreting your two courage scores.
TO PURCHASE 1 ASSESSMENT ONLY FOR YOURSELF:
When you click on the button at the bottom of this section, you’ll be adding the ONLINE Organizational Courage Assessment (OCA) to your Shopping Cart. In this section, you can make a purchase either for 1 other person or for a group of people (which, if you choose, can also include you).
However, the OCA will not be placed in your private account—unless (and not until) we receive your KD_Spreadsheet that includes your relevant information along with the same requested information about the other members in your group (see below).
CAUTION 1: If you wish to purchase 1 online OCA only for yourself (not for anyone else), go to the other section on this page that’s designed for that specific purpose.
QUANTITY DISCOUNTS FOR THE ONLINE OCA
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.
In the Quantity text box below, enter the number of online OCAs that you wish to purchase for a group of participants (or leave the default as 1, if you are making this purchase for just 1 other person). If you enter 50 or more OCAs, the total charge will be based on the relevant quantity discount.
Then click on the button, ADD TO CART, so you can proceed to purchase your specified quantity of this online assessment.
THE SPREADSHEET FOR A QUANTITY OCA PURCHASE
After you’ve made your quantity purchase, be sure to download the KD_Spreadsheet for Creating Group Accounts and carefully follow the instructions.
For example, if you are buying the OCA for one other person, fill out the spreadsheet for just that one person. If you’ll be taking the OCA along with other persons in your group, please make sure to also include YOUR information on the completed KD_Spreadsheet.
When you send your carefully completed KD_Spreadsheet to firstname.lastname@example.org, also let us know the date when you want us to import your spreadsheet and thus initiate the OCA process for your group members. Immediately after we import your spreadsheet into our website, the one or more persons who are listed have 90 days to take their Courage Assessment and download the interpretive material for graphing and interpreting their scores.
If you’ll be conducting a coaching session, workshop, or other type of educational program for several persons (or someone else) and you want to make use of their OCA results before that event, ask them to send you a copy of their two courage scores and/or a scan of their completed Organizational Courage Profile.
MANAGING YOUR GROUP ACCOUNT
After you have sent us your carefully completed spreadsheet, you can then manage your group account all on your own, which is the standard practice for our OCA Buyers. Another popular choice: You can assign the remaining tasks of your OCA project to an experienced assistant or skilled project manager (especially for large quantity orders).
Essentially, it just takes a well-organized, detail-oriented person to efficiently manage a group account, since the most important tasks primarily include: reminding your group members to take their assigned OCA by a certain date, keeping track of who has—and who hasn’t—completed their survey, and reminding your group members to email their courage scores or Courage Profile to you (or a designated facilitator).
If you purchase a quantity of 10 or more assessments, upon your request, we’ll email you 1 screenshot of your group account, so you can see who has—and who has not—taken the assessment. However, since this extra service is time-consuming for us to manage on your behalf, we do charge $25 for each Extra Services Bundle, if you want to receive additional screenshots of your group account (see purchasing details directly below).
HOW TO PURCHASE OUR EXTRA SERVICES BUNDLE
If you wish to purchase one or more of an Extra Services Bundle (for us to help you manage your group account), please visit Special Payments, scroll down to the bottom of that page, next enter the total amount for one or more of an Extra Service Bundle ($25 multiplied by the number of Bundles), and then complete your purchase. When the text box appears, Order notes, please enter: 1 Service Bundle for OCA, 2 Service Bundles for OCA, etc.
Please keep this in mind: If you (or another person) can effectively manage your group account, you won’t need us to provide you with one or more screenshots to help you keep track of your own participants. As a result, you won’t have to purchase an Extra Services Bundle (beyond the 1 bundle that’s automatically included with a quantity purchase of 10 or more Organizational Courage Assessments).
PROCEED WITH YOUR QUANTITY PURCHASE FOR 1 OTHER PERSON OR FOR A GROUP OF 2 OR MORE PARTICIPANTS:
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.