Getting Things Done

Measures the individual and organisation's ability to execute and deliver concrete results.

Where on this scale do you feel you are today as an organisation?

The organisation has an opportunity to be more bold and decisive in bringing their projects to life. It will likely benefit from more structure and a clear decision making process. Also, a sharper vision and strategy will help make choices and prioritize resources.

The organisation is moderately effective at getting things done. There is a reluctance to move projects forward without reaching consensus. The risk tolerance is low and therefore some initiatives may not get the support they need to grow into their full potential. The expectation that something better will come along keeps the organisation from fully committing to what they already have.

The organisation is effective at getting things done. There are clear processes in place to speed up the decision making process but not everyone is willing, or feeling empowered, to take the necessary risks needed to move ahead purposefully.

The organisation is extremely effective at getting things done. The deliverables are clearly defined and the main focus is on executing in the most efficient way. People are empowered to make decisions without lengthy deliberation. Such high focus on execution is critical in situations where speed to market is key. However, an over-reliance on this approach can be a watch out in environments requiring greater levels of creativity, collaboration and innovation.