What is an organizational assessment?
At HRSS we define an Organizational Assessment as identifying areas for increasing organizational effectiveness and efficiency in order to maximize business potential, outperform competitors, and reach strategic business goals.
The end goal of our assessments is to help you reach your business goals!
Why should you do an organizational assessment?
There are a variety of reasons why organizations conduct organizational assessments. The number one reason is that organizational assessments help you identify strengths and weaknesses of different units to help you reach your goals.
Some of the other reasons organizations want an organizational assessment include: 1) keeping outside stakeholders updated on the organization, 2) gather information useful in strategic and tactical planning, 3) identify resources to improve performance, and 4) identify specific actions needed.
Outside Stakeholders – Organizational assessments are generally for internal staff and leaders to make better decisions and perform at a higher level. But outside stakeholders are always looking for updated information. An organizational assessment can help keep outside stakeholders updated on current strengths and weaknesses as well as know where the organization may need assistance.
Planning – Gathering information for strategic and tactical planning purposes is one of the key uses of organizational assessments. Examples of decisions include: Should you invest in growing your business or in focusing on your current market? Do you need to offer new services or remove services?
Resources – After you have gathered information, you will have a better understanding of exactly what resources you need. Do you need to hire additional staff? Are you looking for specific talent? Do you need additional equipment? What do you want to spend your money on that will give you the best return?
Actions – After you have identified strategic and tactical planning and identified resources, you also want to focus on what specific actions need to be taken. Organizational Assessments can help you focus on the specific actions your people need to take in order to have the highest and most profitable impact on your business.
Organizational Assessments allow you to identify the best next steps to produce the highest return for your organization.