Following on from recent blogs regarding Enrolling and Anonymity, today we will be taking a look at the outputs of our survey, and how a constantly evolving foundation has served as a catalyst for the Report of Findings, and an integral part of the whole Alkoomi Programme – The Integral Model.

Loosely derived on a meta-theory by American philosopher Ken Wilber, the Integral Model breaks an organisation’s culture into four quadrants (Singular/Plural Internal/External). These four worlds are labelled Behaviour, Attitude, Climate and Systems, and form the basis of our Report of Findings.

Each of these four worlds contain five attributes (20 in total) which identify the key characteristics of an extraordinary organisation culturing including areas such as Dignity & Respect, Rules & Procedures, Reporting, Feedback material and Training support. These remain a constant throughout the online survey and confidential interviews and are reviewed under one heading within the Report of Findings.

The report is broken into 20 sections (one for each cultural attribute) and each contains quantitative data from the survey in the form of two condition statements per attribute (40 in total). Responders select a level of agreement to each of the statements. This is cross analysed with one interview question (20 in total) to get qualitative data under the same heading. In a nutshell, the survey tells us ‘what’ and the interviews tell us ‘why’.

The model itself is a brainchild of Alkoomi Director, Paul Taylor, who has spent over a decade tweaking and perfecting the balance of the model to form the basis of not only the reporting of the survey, but the fundamental foundations of each workshop, and anyone who has attended any of our workshops will likely remember the insights revealed by this model.

Despite being a cornerstone for Alkoomi, the development of this model will almost certainly never be complete! In an ever-evolving world is revealed where challenges continuously present themselves. It is important we move with the times. In recent years the survey has been adapted to include mental health awareness, industry specific safety concerns and methods of work.

As new challenges present themselves the flexibility of the core integral structure of our surveys will always allow us to accommodate current issues within our analysis. We can use the flexibility of The Integral Model to keep on top of any future challenges while the core of the survey holds firm with a tried and tested system. This is why it is such a fundamental part of the Alkoomi Programme.

Our next and final blog will look at the importance of selecting the right demographics and organisation structure when it comes to analysing the survey results.

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