Workplace Consultants, Inc.
A STORM Index report provides a
thorough assessment of how
a workforce / organization thinks, feels, perceives, and works. By analyzing
1000’s of verbal responses provided by employees to
strategic work-related factors, the report outlines:
THE MAJOR WORK-RELEVANT CATEGORIES:
Top of Mind Concerns: All employees have thoughts and perceptions that are very important to them. This also occurs across the whole work or cultural group. The STORM Index allows employees to state their thoughts freely and anonymously.
Relationships and Affinity of Thought: There are shared clusters of ideas and thoughts across all workforces. These clusters identify the culture, beliefs and assumptions of a workforce and predict strengths and weaknesses within that organization.
Emotions and Feelings: Worker perceptions are colored by emotion, feelings, and evaluations. These perceptions motivate employees to work or behave in a particular way—either for the benefit or detriment of the company.
ANALYSIS OF STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS
Each work-related factor is assessed and reported in accordance with the major clusters that emerge from the verbatim responses. Each of these clusters is assessed to determine its relevance, major thoughts, perspectives, and attitudes; and the relative negative or positive connotations associated with the responses. This provides the company with a comprehensive mosaic of the company for each of the work-related criterion, and for the company as a whole.
VERBATIM RESPONSES COMPARISON CHART
Below is an example of a chart created from the relative positive and negative verbatim response connotations to the stimulus item “My Supervisor.” The chart depicts whether the perceptions are more negative or positive (variance from a mean of 0), the degree of relevance (based on the summative score for each cluster), the major perceptions/attitudes (cluster titles), and if done more than once, a comparison of the responses to identify change in perceptions / attitudes over time.
An individual word analysis is done to identify the qualitative meanings behind the numbers. For example, the chart above illustrates a significant improvement in employee perceptions of supervisor attributes. The individual word analysis would indicate exactly what those improvements were, where they occurred, and the actual composition of those perceptions.
Each work-related verbatim analysis can also be linked quantitatively to traditional survey items if desired.
Verbatim responses can also be stratified to reflect any subgroup, department, branch, or categorical characteristic the company would like to assess.
THE BASIC VERBATIM ITEMS
The STORM Index report provides an in-depth analysis of each of the following work-related factors:
The report show the results of all these criteria and their relationship to the corporate-whole, including culture. Organizations are free to expand the STORM Index to meet your specific needs. Past clients have used the STORM Index to assess:
NATIONAL COMPARISONS AND BENCHMARKING
The STORM Index provides national comparisons so that you can benchmark your organizational results against the national norms. This type of analysis is done for each of the work-related criteria.
NATIONAL COMPARISON CHART
Below is a chart that depicts a national comparison along with two other STORM Index assessments done by a single company three years apart. The chart provides a view of how well the company is doing. It also identifies needed areas of change and improvement.
CULTURAL IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT
Because of the use of its advanced verbatim analysis technology, the STORM Index is able to provide an accurate and authentic analysis of the organization’s culture. Via this analysis the STORM Index report identifies the major values and assumptions that are shared by the workforce and determine how effective the culture is in supporting corporate goals and objectives.
Organizations that have utilized the findings conveyed in the STORM Index report have documented significant improvements. For example:
Workplace Consultants, Inc.
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