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The Mindfulness Organizing Scale

How well do the following statements characterize your organization? For example, for each item, circle the number that best reflects your conclusion: 1 = not at all, 2 = to some extent, 3 = a great deal.

1. We have a good "map" of each person's talents and skills.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

2. We talk about mistakes and ways to learn from them.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

3. We discuss our unique skills with each other so that we know who has relevant specialized skills and knowledge.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

4. We discuss alternatives as to how to go about our normal work activities..
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

5. When discussing emerging problems with coworkers, we usually discuss what to look out for.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

6. When attempting to resolve a problem, we take advantage of the unique skills of our colleagues..
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

7. We spend time identifying activities we do not want to go wrong.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

8. When errors happen, we discuss how we could have prevented them..
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

9. When a crisis occurs, we rapidly pool our collective expertise to attempt to resolve it.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

Scoring: Add the numbers. If you score higher than 17, your firm's mindful organizing practices are strong. If you score between 11 and 17, your firm's mindful organizing practices are moderate. Scores lower than 11 suggest that you should be actively thinking of ways to improve your firm's mindful organizing practices.