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PerformanceDNA®
PerformanceDNA®
Assess Your Mindset - Deference to Expertise
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1. People are committed to doing their job well.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

2. People respect the nature of one another's job activities.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

3. If something out of the ordinary happens, people know who has the expertise to respond.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

4. People in this organization value expertise and experience over hierarchical rank.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

5. In this organization, the people most qualified to make decisions make them.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

6. If something unexpected occurs, the most highly qualified people, regardless of rank, make the decision.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

7. People typically "own" a problem until it is resolved.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

8. It is generally easy to obtain expert assistance when something comes up that we don't know how to handle.
Not at all
To some extent
A great deal

Scoring Add the numbers. If you score higher than 14, the deference to expertise is strong. If you score between 8 and 14, the deference to expertise is moderate. Scores lower than 8 suggest that you should be actively thinking of ways to improve the deference to expertise and capacity for mindfulness.