There are many ways to try and diagnose an organisations maturity or learning level. All these methods have their place and can be complementary. However the HOMI diagnostic model is the most comprehensive and scientific diagnosis available today because it is based on human system behavioural science and organisation learning theory. It is a normative measurement in that the design of the diagnostic surveys is such that it gives an actual true measurement of the functioning levels of the organisation down to unit level if required.
We believe the HOMI diagnosis is complementary to other approaches and co-exists with other methods of diagnosis . Other diagnostic tools can provide supplementary information for managing specific aspects of change.
The main approaches are as follows:-
1. Interviews, these can provide specific information relating to an individuals perspective and personality. They have the advantage in that there is an option to be interactive and to explore specific views and opinions of individuals. Interviews may surface under confidentiality agreement information that may be relevant and sensitive. Formal structured interviews where standard questions are used have a benefit in that there is consistent information gathering and analysis and comparison may be possible.
2. Workshops, can often be valuable to establish group perspectives and group dynamics but must be well facilitated to ensure effective, honest and open participation of all members of the group.
3.Individual diagnostic models such as Myers-Briggs or Belbin are useful to get individual self assessments and individual assement of others, these diagnostic tools have some basis in science and are useful in team development and team building, however they do not look at the human systems and the system interactions.
4. Organisation Models and Standards. There are many available (see char below). These take a more holistic view of the organisation and its participants, however many tend to have descriptive diagnostic approaches. By that the model describes certain features, symptoms, activities and the staff are requested to match a description to what they perceive is their observed situation.
The HOMI diagnostic surveys are taken on-line. The surveys consist of a series of questionnaire statements and then a single choice answer following a specific method to ensure scientific accuracy of the answer.
There are standard surveys and customised surveys depending on the organisations requirements. The system is Modular enabling customisation. Some standard surveys are as follows:-
1. Full Organisation Maturit Diagnosis
2. Merger & Acquisition Integration Diagnosis
3. Collaboration & Collaboration Platform Diagnosis
4. Talent Management Diagnosis
The time for a staff member to complete an average diagnostic is 20 minutes.