A VSM-based diagnostic model
The SCiO Organisational Maturity Model
The Organisational Maturity Model (OMM) has been developed by SCiO. It is driven by a questionnaire and is designed to show the structural integrity of your organisation (currently from a single user perspective). The OMM allows managers to improve the capability of their organisation to operate more effectively and adapt to change. It does this by providing a framework to develop the structural integrity of the organisation. For an individual having an explanation of the systemic causes of the problems faced can suggest alternative ways forward. The OMM provides reassurance about aspects of the organisation that are working well and insights into those aspects of your working life that are caused by the system rather than individuals.
Who should use this?
- If you want to assess the strengths and weaknesses in your organisation’s structure
- If you sense your organisation is not running as effectively as it might
- If you are concerned about the long term viability of your organisation
- If you sense that actions being taken are ‘treating’ symptoms rather than the underlying causes
. . . . . then you will find The Organisational Maturity Model useful. The Organisational Maturity Model is based on the Viable Systems Model. This first release is limited to a single user version with 24 questions available as a web based or paper versions for you to choose from (see below). An enterprise version for multiple users with an extended and more detailed questionnaire is planned, but the current OMM has proved remarkably powerful in initial testing, despite the 24 question limitation.
Created initially by a network of practitioners in the North of England, SCiO acts as an extra channel for disseminating to others their experience of practical applications, education and research in complex problem solving. SCiO is a social enterprise and a not for profit organisation which is owned by its members.