About the Vision to Action Business Model Assessment
The purpose of this assessment tool is to provide a snapshot view of the health of your business in its entirety and its readiness for growth. The key benefit of a conceptual perspective like this is it provides a useful starting point for leaders to know where to focus their efforts before they start making significant decisions or changes. It forces strategic thinking.
Organizations are best conceptualized as systems where everything is interconnected and where actions taken in one part of the system will likely have an impact on other parts. For example, product decisions will affect operations and bad hires will have a financial impact. The most effective organizations figure out how to drive alignment and synchronization through the system. To facilitate this, it is best to start with the big picture where the connections are more visible and then work down into the details. This tool will help you with that.
The questions that have been selected are far from exhaustive; they will not answer everything that needs to be known and they may not even be the perfect questions for your business. It is not the purpose of this assessment to provide a recipe for success. In fact it may raise many more questions than it answers. Which is a benefit because the goal is to stimulate deep thinking and reflection. So embrace the opportunity, switch off the distractions and take this time to think deeply about your business. That is the most productive use of your time right now.
Completing the Assessment
The assessment contains 53 questions across the 8 categories of the Vision to Action business model. All the questions consist of a statement and 5 response options ranging from less true to more true. It should take less than 30 minutes to complete and every question must be answered to provide a meaningful result. If you don’t know the answer, select the option that feels most right. There are no right or wrong answers and this is not an external judgment of your business; the output is based solely on your input. So be honest!
At the end of the assessment you will receive a total score and a score by category. The score is simply a reference point for you to assess the health of your business model and its readiness for growth. You will then be directed to a resource center where you will find guidelines on how to interpret your results and resources to help you develop strategies and action plans for improvement.
Neither the assessment nor the resource center are intended to provide a substitute for professional or legal advice and Vision to Action assumes no liability for any actions taken as a result of using this diagnostic. It is provided as a resource only, to be utilized at the user’s discretion.