Redbean - I know many of you spend your days pacing the floor, and tossing and turning at night, wondering where your next survey is coming from. Unsatisfied by the quick and dirty quizzes on Facebook and those News sites, where you get no respect, you long for something more authentic, more compelling. I can help.
Below is a link to a genuine PhD Questionnaire that will provide the rich and rewarding experience you desire from a survey. And anybody who has ever worked in a legitimate organization (this doesn’t include politicians) can complete it.
Now I know this won’t satisfy the deep craving some of you have since it only takes ten (10) minutes to complete. And its an interactive form so it is easy to download, complete and return via email. Just a few clicks and you’re done. So for the hardened veterans amongst you, seeking a challenge, you can also print it out and mail it back to me to retain your anonymity and your honour. And you have until the end of June 2010 to do so.
25 easy Likert Scale questions - Just tick the box!
No doing it twice though, as much as you want to. The document is a Microsoft Word interactive Form you can download, complete and return. Here is the link:
The survey itself is seeking to understand the relationship between what Edgar Schein has called the three dominant sub-cultures of any organization - the executive, the operators and the engineers. ( Schein, E.H. (1985-2005) Organizational Culture and Leadership, 3rd Ed., Jossey-Bass ) For an easy overview of the Organizational Culture topic try this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizational_culture
I see these three sub-cultures as almost tribal. And we all suffer when they don’t work together yet we know little of how to build synergy between these groups for the good of the whole organization. Schein says they are critical to an organization’s success or failure. My PhD uses Case Studies to understand and model their interactions. And this survey is an important part of the study.
I have other important questions like why do techos eat so much pizza? And how many pairs of slippers do academics really own? But they will have to wait for post-doctoral studies. For now I just want to understand how to get these sub-cultures working together in our organizations.
So if you can complete and return the survey by June 30 2010 that would be much appreciated.