Quizzes & Brief Assessments

Dr. Peters has developed a series of assessments (like quizzes, but a little more scientific) that will give you a snapshot of how effective you, your relationships, and your organizations are. You can look at your organization’s health in the areas of systems, culture, community, and mission; or explore mindful leadership on the individual, relational, and organizational levels. When you complete an assessment, you can schedule a half-hour complimentary consultation with Dr. Peters to discuss your results or ask questions.

 

Organizational Health

Dr. Peters has identified four parts to organizational health based on her extensive research and experience: systems health, cultural health, community health, and mission health. Learn more about the four components of organizational health by watching this brief video.

Below you will find information and PDF downloads for brief assessments for each of the four organizational health components. You can schedule a complimentary half-hour consultation with Dr. Peters to talk about your results or organizational health in general.

Systems health in an organization has parallels with physical health in an individual. Physical health requires quality resources/input, strong communication between different parts of the body, consistent and adaptable processes, and strong, clear connections for blood flow and oxygen distribution.

Organizational systems health requires the same things – quality nourishment, strong communication, consistent processes, and clear connections.

The 20 multiple-choice questions in the Systems Health Assessment will give you a snapshot of how healthy the systems are in your organization. You can schedule a complimentary half-hour consultation with Dr. Peters to talk about your results or systems health in general. Download the Systems Health Assessment in PDF form.

Cultural health in an organization has parallels with mental health in an individual. Human beings require a nurturing environment that provides a flexible balance of safety and growth opportunities, as well as a balance of feelings of individuation and belonging.

Organizational cultural health requires the same thing – employees need to feel safe and cared for, as well as challenged to grow, if you want them to stay and reach their full potential. Employees should also enjoy a balance of feeling valued for their unique contributions as well as feeling like they are part of a community. Check out the Human Systems Needs Wheel to learn more about human needs that can be met in a healthy organization.

The 24 multiple choice questions in the Cultural Health Assessment will give you a snapshot of how healthy the culture is in your organization. You can schedule a complimentary half-hour consultation with Dr. Peters to talk about your results or systems health in general. Download the Cultural Health Assessment in PDF form.

Community health in an organization has parallels with an individual’s social support network. As human beings, we require connections to other individuals and groups for our personal growth and safety.

Organizational community health requires the same thing – organizations that form connections and partnerships with individuals and groups in the surrounding community (physical and virtual) create a great foundation for organizational success and sustainability.

The following 15 multiple choice questions in the Community Health Assessment will give you a snapshot of your organization’s community health.  You can schedule a complimentary half-hour consultation with Dr. Peters to talk about your results or systems health in general. Download the Community Health Assessment in PDF form.

Mission health refers to how well the organization adheres to its mission and vision in all aspects of its operation. Mission health embodies the HS Operating Principle “the best way forward moves us toward what we want, not away from what we fear.” When an organization has good Mission Health, all decisions are made with the ultimate focus on what would ultimately support the mission and vision best.

Download the Mission Health Assessment.

Learn more about the four components of organizational health by watching this brief video.

Mindful Leadership

The Human Systems Mindful Leadership Model was recently adopted as the framework model for University of Maryland School of Social Work’s revised leadership certificate program, coming out in 2023.

Leadership is about growth and change, and the most effective leadership is the kind that creates the most positive, sustainable change with the least amount of pain (because change can be painful). Mindful Leadership is about using awareness, acceptance, compassion, and balance for directed growth and change, both for ourselves and our environments.

Below, you can download PDFs of Mindful Leadership Assessments that can raise your awareness and knowledge around your Mindful Leadership skills on the Individual, Relational, and Organizational Levels.

Individual Mindful Leadership has four supporting components for directed Growth: Self Worth, Self Care, Mindfulness, and Principles. When all of these areas are active and well-maintained, purposeful Growth happens. There is no scoring mechanism on this assessment because the goal is not to score yourself, but rather to raise your awareness around your thought patterns, feelings, and behaviors so you can have more choices. For more information about the Human Systems Individual Mindful Leadership Model, download this information sheet or a watch a ~10 minute video about the model.

Download the Individual Mindful Leadership Assessment.

Relational Mindful Leadership has four components: Individual Mindful Leadership, Unconditional Respect, Relational Boundaries, and Empowering Practices. When all of these components are strong, the relationship becomes a vehicle for both individual and organizational growth. Effective Relational Mindful Leadership practices require a strong Individual Mindful Leadership foundation.

There is no scoring mechanism on this assessment because the goal is not to score yourself, but rather to raise your awareness around your thought patterns, feelings, and behaviors so you can have more choices. For more information about the Human Systems Individual Mindful Leadership Model, download this information sheet.

Download the Relational Mindful Leadership Assessment.

Organizational Mindful Leadership has five supporting components for directed Growth: Psychological Safety, Employee Well-being and Growth, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Embedding. When all of these areas are active and well-maintained, purposeful, sustainable organizational growth happens. Organizational Mindful Leadership, particularly Employee Well-being and Growth, is the seat of burnout turnover and prevention. Effective Organizational Mindful Leadership practices require a strong foundation of Individual Mindful Leadership and Relationship Mindful Leadership.

There is no scoring mechanism on this assessment because the goal is not to score yourself, but rather to raise your awareness around your thought patterns, feelings, and behaviors so you can have more choices. For more information about the Human Systems Organizational Mindful Leadership Model, download this information sheet.

Download the Organizational Mindful Leadership Assessment.

 

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