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ThexQ(ExecutionQuotient)Questionnaire
Thismaterialwaspulishedin StevenCovey'sbook The8thHabit , FreePress,NewYork,2004
Thepollmeaurestheabilityofanorganizationtofocusandexecutetheirhighestpriorities
ThexQ(ExecutionQuotient)QuestionnairewascreatedbyHarrisInteractive,theoriginatorsoftheHarrisPoll,queried23,000
USresidents.Thepollcoveredabroadspectrumofindustriesandfunctionalareas.

SummaryofsomeofthexQResults(page2ofthe8thHabitbyCovey)
Only37%hadaclearunderstandingofwhattheirorganizationistryingtoachieveandwhy.
Only20%wereenthusiasticabouttheirteam'sandorganizationsgoals.
Only20%saidtheyhadaclear"lineofsight"betweentasksandtheirteam'sandorganization'sgoals
Abouthalfweresatisfiedwiththeworktheyhaveaccomplishedattheendoftheweek.
Only15%feltthattheyworkedinahightrustenvironment.
Only17%felttheirorganizationfostersopencommunicationthatisrespectfulofdifferingopinionsandthatresultinnewand
betterideas.
Only10%feltthattheirorganizationholdpeopleaccountableforresults.
Only20%fullytrustedtheorganizationtheyworkedfor.
Only13%havehightrust,highlycooperativeworkingrelationshipswithothergroupsordepartments.

MoreCompleteDatafromAppendix6in"The8thHabit"byStephenR.CoveyTable14
ExecutionIssue

%whoagree

ORGANIZATIONALLINEOFSIGHT: Areallworkersfocusedonorganizationalgoals?

22%

TEAMGOALSQUALITY: Doworkteamshaveclear,measurablegoals?

9%

TEAMPLANNING: Doworkteamsplantogetherhowtoachievetheirgoals?

16%

TEAMCOMMUNICATION: Doworkteamshavemutualunderstandingandcreativedialogue?

17%

TEAMTRUST: Doworkteamsfunctioninasafe"winwin"workenvironment?

15%

TEAMEMPOWERMENT: Doteamshaveadequateresourcesandfreedomtodothejob?

15%

TEAMACCOUNTABILITY: Doteammembersholdeachotheraccountablefortheircommitments?

10%

TEAMMEASURESQUALITY: Aresuccessmeasurestrackedaccuratelyandopenly?

10%

INDIVIDUALWORKGOALS: Dopeoplehaveclear,measurable,deadlinedrivenworkgoals?

10%

INDIVIDUALENGAGEMENT: Areworkersmotivated?Dotheyfeelvalued?

22%

INDIVIDUALPLANNING: Dopeoplesystematicallyscheduletheirpriorities?

8%

INDIVIDUALINITIATIVE: Dopeopletakeindividualinitiativeandresponsibilityforresults?

13%

ORGANIZATIONALDIRECTION: Areorganizationalstrategyandgoalspreciselyunderstoodbyeveryone?

23%

ORGANIZATIONALCOLLABORATION: Doteamsworksmoothlyacrossfunction?

13%

ORGANIZATIONALTRUSTWORTHINESS: Doestheorganizationhonoritsownvaluesandcommitments?

20%

ORGANIZATIONALPERFORMANCEIMPROVEMENT: Isthereaconsistent,systematicapproach?

13%

INDIVIDUALCOMMITMENT: Arepeoplecommittedtotheorganization'sdirection?

39%

ORGANIZATIONALSUPPORT: Doesuppermanagementactivelysupportthegoalsofworkteams?

45%

TEAMFOCUS: Ismyworkgrouptotallyanddiligentlyfocusedonitstopgoals?

14%

INDIVIDUALTIMEALLOCATION: Howmuchtimedoourpeopleactuallyspendonkeygoals?

60%

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