Organizational Agility Survey

What is Organizational Agility Survey™?

The Organizational Agility Survey™ (OA) is a comprehensive survey instrument that effectively measures an organization’s ability to adapt to the ever-changing business environment. It focuses on identifying and successfully closing the gap between how business units currently deal with the changing market environment and those cultural practices of highly effective and profitable companies.Based on the results of extensive theoretical and empirical research on corporate culture and organizational behavior, OA identifies 48 behavioral practices characteristic of adaptive (successful) companies and categorizes them into eight fundamental principles: Commitment, Creating Value, Initiative, Support for Change, Leadership, Learning, Openness, Respect and Challenge – which can be used to effectively assess an organization’s ability to adapt to continually changing conditions. The OA is based on the premise that the practices and behaviors comprising an organization’s culture are even more important in successfully dealing with constant change than the skills and competency of its people, which are important in their own right.

As a survey instrument, OA provides businesses of all sizes with a systematic, objective, and on-going way to measure an organization’s agility. It allows management to gather information in a timely and accurate manner to take steps necessary to create an agile business culture, and set a course of actions to strengthen long-term effectiveness.

OA Benefits for the Surveyed Organization

ANALYTICAL. OA uses well-developed questionnaires and surveys that effectively measure a company’s organizational agility in quantitative terms, making it easy to pinpoint areas for improvement.

COMPREHENSIVE. OA covers 48 behavioral practices crucial to business success in today’s world.

EASY-TO-USE. OA uses a proprietary, cutting-edge computer program to analyze survey data and generate detailed reports in minutes, not days.

FAST FEEDBACK. Online or optically scanned survey responses enable fast turnaround.

PERFORMANCE-BASED. OA focuses solely on observable human behaviors that reflect a firm’s corporate culture.

RESEARCH BASED/FIELD TESTED. OA is based on and supported by extensive academic and empirical research by world-renowned management experts.

TESTED AND PROVEN. OA has been adopted as a survey instrument across various industries in different countries.

OA Enables Client Companies to:

Get a quick and clear “snap-shot” of their organizational agility by examining their corporate culture.

Make them aware of their challenges in their behavioral practices and take remedial actions.

Focus on 48 practices that are crucial to their corporate culture.

Measure the extent to which their corporate cultures adapt to changing conditions.

Prepare them for change in proactive way.

Be flexible enough to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise.

Unique Value Proposition for Consultants

OA CERTIFICATION. Experienced consultants can complete OA certification in one day. OA certificates will be awarded to consultants upon successful completion of training.

COMPLETE CERTIFICATION DELIVERABLES. Consultants applying for OA certification will receive an information package containing all the support materials.

GLOBAL REACH. OA has been adapted to different cultures and is available in several languages.

ON-LINE CAPABILITY. Survey allows for data collection via the Internet effectively.

UNIVERSALITY. Can be used by companies across various industries.

Key Function:

Measuring an organization’s adaptability to changing conditions — able to spot threats and opportunities.


8 principles:

  • Commitment
  • Creating value
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Support for change
  • Openness
  • Learning
  • Respect and challenge


48 behavioral practices which assess ability to address change – stability, avoid unmanageable situation.


A systematic, on-going way to measure the agility of the organization.
Accurate and timely information for managing decision makers to set priorities for action.
A strategic tool for taking action to strengthen long-term effectiveness.
An analysis of training needs for improvement.


Organizational, and selected segments Accurate and timely information — analysis of training needs for improvement.


Allows industry and internal benchmarking and progress tracking.