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Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Organizational Effectiveness Checklist: Balancing Five Different Types of Energy

   

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The Five Basic Elements of the Universe Five Basic Elements of the Universe

The Five Basic Elements

The Five Basic Elements are Fire, Earth, Water, Metal, and Wood. According to the ancient Chinese belief, those are the basic elements of the universe and everything in our word is a compound of the five elements. These elements are understood as different types of energy in a state of constant interaction and flux with one another.

The Five Elements do not only mean Fire, Earth, Water, Metal, and Wood. They also mean Movement, Change, and Development. They are changing, moving, waning, and expanding all the time.

The most important of all is the balance of all five elements.

The movements of five elements are stable and predictable when they are in balance, and vice versa.

 

 

 

"In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success."
~ Arthur Helps

 

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Organizational Effectiveness Checklist

Evaluate your organization to discover opportunities for improvement

Performance Criteria

Ranking Scale: Significant Development Needed  1  2  3  4  5  Outstanding Strength

 

Leadership (Fire)

Score

1

Corporate vision inspires and energizes all employees

2

Leaders are energized, communicate strategic direction, and lead by example

3

Leaders inspire and energize people, provide coaching

4

Leaders create positive change and see change as an opportunity

Sub-total (max=20)

Corporate Culture (Earth)

Score

1

Shared values link the organization together; all employees live the values

2

Corporate culture inspires people and nurtures an attitude of relentless growth

3

Team culture reigns, teams are infused with purpose, personality, and passion

4

Customer-focused quality culture and continuous improvement culture established

Sub-total (max=20)

Empowered Employees (Metal)

Score

1

People are sharply aligned with corporate vision and strategies

2

Individuals and teams are empowered and have a decision-making authority

3

People hate and fight bureaucracy relentlessly at all organizational levels

4

Innovators have freedom to experiment, fail, and begin again more intelligently

Sub-total (max=20)

Performance Management (Water)

Score

1

Motivation systems encourage extraordinary performance from all employees

2

Suggestion systems involve all employees in continuous efficiency improvement

3

Coaching environment helps people unlock their true potential

4

Effective performance measurement system is established

Sub-total (max=20)

Corporate Capabilities (Wood)

Score

1

Effective creativity, idea and knowledge management systems are established

2

Teamwork is made a religion, cross-functional innovation teams are empowered

3

Cross-functional synergies are exploited, diversity is leveraged

4

Leadership development programs help grow leaders at all organizational levels

Sub-total (max=20)

 

Total (max=100)

 

 

 

See also  Innompic Games icon  INNOMPUS: 5 Basic Elements harmonized