Friday, 22 June 2012

SHOD 11 - SHOD Surveys are Special

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Sometimes this question pops up; and, not without a reason. Organizations routinely conduct conventional surveys that resemble SHOD Surveys in terms of the area of focus, the survey sample and the intention, at a high level. So, what is so special about SHOD Surveys? What is that additional value the SHOD Surveys add specifically? Let’s take a look at the following points in the quest of the answers to these questions here.

Possibility of Distortion: This is what happens in case of a traditional routine organizational survey. Data reaching the people that belong to the Controlling Segment may get filtered, summarized, collated and processed in some other way. That may, sometimes, lead to a little distortion in the real picture.

Data with Cultural Context: It is almost just the data, in case of the conventional surveys, without the cultural context underneath attached to it. Direct data absorbed or collected, with its cultural context attached, by the SHOD Practitioner makes more sense in assessing the state of affairs in any specific context.

Knowledge and Perceptions Combined: The area or 'state of affairs' in focus of a conventional organizational survey and a SHOD Survey might be the same in many a case. However, there is something special that happens in case of the SHOD Survey. The SHOD Practitioner designs and creates the SHOD Survey Questions or Questionnaire based on the known as well as the perceived Cultural Context, and the Collective Belief System underneath, pertaining to the area or 'state of affairs' or problem or area of improvement in question. The known (knowledge) gets confirmed and the perceived (perception) gets validated through the SHOD Assessment process.

Holistic and Context Sensitive: In case of SHOD Surveys, the SHOD Practitioner not only knows the actual responses received to the survey questions, but the practitioner is also aware of the Belief and Cultural background leading to those responses. That makes SHOD Surveys more holistic, realistic and context-sensitive. Generic data has its own role and importance. However, in the space of SHOD Practices, it is the context-sensitive data that plays a bigger role and is significantly more important. Next Page >>

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