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Quick Diagnostic

This rapid assessment provides an instant indication of how adaptive your business is by testing its capability in two key areas:

  • The effective and efficient delivery of a focused business model.
  • The ability to change, innovate, and adapt to the emerging business environment.

This assessment gives an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of your business. On completion, register with FutureSME to save your results and open a gateway of information on how to become an adaptive enterprise, including access to our in-depth business diagnostic which pin-points specific areas for improvement.

Guidelines for completion

The two key areas represent axes on the matrix. In order to position your company within one of the four quadrants, answer 9 questions for each area. The scoring is as follows:

  • 2 = agree
  • 1 = to some extent
  • 0 = disagree  

Please be honest with your answers in order to obtain an accurate assessment of your business. You may find it useful to complete the assessment with a group of employees, or to ask individuals to complete the assessment themselves and compare your responses. This will show you the varying perceptions of the business.

If you are unsure of how to answer a question, there is a best practice example with each question describing a company that would ‘agree’ with the statement.

 


Your results will be displayed on the matrix below, indicating how adaptive your business is.

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