Tell me about your company!
Thank you for participating in a research project that examines how ventures apply business processes in the development of their organization. This survey is designed to measure a few aspects of your company and how you feel about being part of it.

Please be honest, and do not worry about what answers you give. They will not be disclosed and only aggregated data will be publicly available after the research is completed. I am truly grateful for your efforts! Make sure to complete the survey, It can be sometimes annoying to fill questionnaires, I am well aware. However, the feedback on this one has been mainly positive - people have shared that it made them think about processes and practices in their companies. And they enjoyed filling it out. So please - enjoy!
This survey will take around 20 minutes to complete.

*This survey is part of the research work of Evelina Prodanova, PhD student at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria/Fulbright visiting researcher at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC), USA.

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Part 1
Look at the 10 statements below. Please read them carefully. Think about your work colleagues and the way you perform/make decisions/operate/collaborate at work together. Please indicate for each statement how much it applies to you and your colleagues as a group.
1. As a group, we can always solve difficult problems, if we try hard enough. *
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2. If someone opposes us, as a group we can find means and ways to get what we want. *
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3. It is easy to us as a group to stick to our aims and accomplish our goals. *
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4. As a group, we are confident that we could deal efficiently with unexpected events. *
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5. Thanks to our resourcefulness, we, as a group, know how to handle unforeseen situations. *
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6. We can solve most problems if we invest the necessary effort. *
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7. We can remain calm when facing difficulties because we can rely on our coping abilities as a group. *
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8. When we are confronted with a problem, we can usually find several solutions. *
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9. If we are in a bind, we can usually think of something to do. *
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10. No matter what comes our way, we are usually able to handle it. *
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Part 2
The following six questions ask you to identify the way you experience your organization right now. “The organization” refers to the company that you are engaged in (no matter what role you have).
Questions 1 to 6 have 4 alternatives each (A, B, C, D)
Please read each alternative for each of the 6 questions carefully. Your task is to distribute 100 points between the 4 alternatives for each question, based on how much each description applies to your company at the moment. You decide how many points each alternative gets, you can put "0", as long as the sum between A, B, C, D for each question equals 100.
1.
(А) The organization is a very personal place. It is like an extended family. People seem to share a lot of themselves. *
Your answer
(B) The organization is a very dynamic and entrepreneurial place. People are willing to stick their necks out and take risks. *
Your answer
(C) The organization is very results oriented.A major concern is with getting the job done. People are very competitive and achievement oriented. *
Your answer
(D) The organization is a very controlled and structured place. Formal procedures generally govern what people do. *
Your answer
2.
(A) The leadership in the organization is generally considered to exemplify mentoring, facilitating, or nurturing. *
Your answer
(B) The leadership in the organization is generally considered to exemplify entrepreneurship, innovating, or risk taking. *
Your answer
(C) The leadership in the organization is generally considered to exemplify an aggressive, results-oriented, no-nonsense focus. *
Your answer
(D) The leadership in the organization is generally considered to exemplify coordinating, organizing, or smooth-running efficiency. *
Your answer
3.
(A) The management style in the organization is characterized by teamwork, consensus,and participation. *
Your answer
(B) The management style in the organization is characterized by individual risk-taking, innovation, freedom, and uniqueness. *
Your answer
(C) The management style in the organization is characterized by hard-driving competitiveness, high demands, and achievement. *
Your answer
(D) The management style in the organization is characterized by security of employment, conformity, predictability, and stability in relationships. *
Your answer
4.
(A) The glue that holds the organization together is loyalty and mutual trust. Commitment to this organization runs high. *
Your answer
(B) The glue that holds the organization togetheris commitment to innovation and development. There is an emphasis on being on the cutting edge. *
Your answer
(C) The glue that holds the organization together is the emphasis on achievement and goal accomplishment. Aggressiveness and winning are common themes. *
Your answer
(D) The glue that holds the organization together is formal rules and policies. Maintaining a smooth-running organization is important. *
Your answer
5.
(A) The organization emphasizes human development. High trust, openness, and participation persists. *
Your answer
(B) The organization emphasizes acquiringnew resources and creating new challenges. Trying new things and prospecting for opportunities are valued. *
Your answer
(C) The organization emphasizes competitive actions and achievement. Hitting stretch targets and winning in the marketplace are dominant. *
Your answer
(D) The organization emphasizes permanence and stability. Efficiency, control and smooth operations are important. *
Your answer
6.
(A) The organization defines success based on the development of human resources, teamwork, employee commitment, and concern for people. *
Your answer
(B) The organization defines success based on having the most unique or the newest products. It is a product leader and innovator. *
Your answer
(C) The organization defines success based on winning in the marketplace and outpacing the competition. Competitive market leadership is key. *
Your answer
(D) The organization defines success based on efficiency. Dependable delivery, smooth scheduling, and low cost production are critical. *
Your answer
Part 3
Every work place offers unique environment and therefore working there feels specific. Please read the statements below and evaluate how much each one applies to you and your state.

Numbers have the following meaning:

"1" = Absolutely does not apply
"2" = More like does not apply
"3" = Cannot decide
"4" = It rather applies
"5" = Absolutely applies

1. I feel certain about how much authority I have at my job. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
2. I feel overwhelmed with the amount of work I have. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
3. There are tasks that I perform that are not approved by everyone. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
4. Competition between me and other colleagues leads to conflicts. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
5. The company supports me financially when I need such support. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
6. My work has clear short and long-term goals. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
7. It is necessary to stay after work or to work during the weekend. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
8. I work on unnecessary things at my job. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
9. Some colleagues treat me roughly, inadvertently or mock at me. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
10. I have enough authority to make decisions connected to my job. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
11. I know that I have divided my time properly. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
12. I am being criticized that my job affects the way I behave at home. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
13. I receive an assignment without adequate resources and materials to execute it. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
14. My manager/s treat me offensively or niggle with me. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
15. I am part of groups and commissions that are responsible for making decisions. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
16. I know what my responsibilities are. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
17. I do too much work. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
18. I have to do things that should be done differently. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
19. I feel neglected and isolated by colleagues and/or managers. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
20. I know exactly what is expected of me. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
21. I feel a shortage of time and resources to perform my duties adequately. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
22. I receive an assignment without the manpower to complete it. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
23. I can decide how to perform my tasks. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
24. I have too many family/personal commitments. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
25. I have to ignore a rule or policy to in order to carry out an assignment. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
26. I like my work schedule and the way I do things at my job. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
27. I do not have enough energy after work to fulfill my family and personal duties because I feel exhausted and under pressure. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
28. I work with two or more groups of colleagues who have different goals or work in a different manner. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
29. The work conditions at my job are good. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
30. The job that I do is very difficult. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
31. I receive incompatible requests from two or more people. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
32. My colleagues and managers help me when I need some sort of support. *
Absolutely does not apply
Absolutely applies
Part 4
Please answer the questions below
How do you define the culture of your company? What are the most important aspects of it? *
Your answer
What is it that distinguishes your culture from other companies? *
Your answer
What values do you expect the employees in your company to share? *
Your answer
What are the practices through which your culture is expressed? *
Your answer
Who initiates / introduces these practices and who takes care of their implementation? *
Your answer
Describe the style of work of your leaders and managers? *
Your answer
Do you think you are contributing to building the culture in your company and how? *
Your answer
Last part
Please let me know who you are. The information provided will be used with care and not disclosed publicly. Only aggregated data will be published and it will not include names of companies or other shared economic data. The reason why we need this information is to make sure that results are statistically valid and comparable with other data. Thank you.
Please name your company *
Your answer
When was your company established *
Your answer
What is your role in the company *
Your answer
Is this the first new venture that you are part of? *
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How long have you worked in this company? *
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How many people work in your company? *
Your answer
In what field does your company operate? *
Please think of the main area of operation of your company. If you feel you are in more than one, please indicate more than one.
On which markets does your company operate? *
Where is your company based? (country/s) *
Your answer
How much capital has your company raised from external sources (altogether, no matter type of resource)? *
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What is your annual revenue for the past year? *
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Is your net profit: *
*Net profit is determined by subtracting all of a company’s expenses, including operating costs, material costs and tax costs, from its total revenue.
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What educational degree do you hold? *
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What nationality are you? *
Your answer
Please indicate your gender: *
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How old are you? *
Your answer
Thank you! Your input is very valuable! If there are other companies, which are as culture focused and growth conscious as you are, please forward this survey to them. You can expect the results in your E-MailBox in the second part of 2019.
Meanwhile, if you have any questions, concerns or just want to meet - please reach out. You can do this via my e-mail: evelina.prodanova@gmail.com // hello@startupculture.guide or via social media.
My LinkedIn profile is visible here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evelinaprodanova/
Let me know if there is anything that I can help your company with! Thank you!
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