Regenerative Capacity Index (RCI)© (SAMPLE)

This is an abbreviated sample of the complete Regenerative Capacity Index (RCI). If you would like to access the full survey, contact us as indicated below.

The Regenerative Capacity Index (RCI) has been developed from systematic research and process consulting work with successful sustainability leaders in business, education, government, and community organizations since 2007. This instrument emerged from the Regenerative Leadership Framework (see Hardman, J. (2012). Leading for Regeneration: Going beyond sustainability in business, community, and education. London: Routledge).

By responding to the following questionnaire, you and your team(s) will be in a better position to understand the organization's capacity as a regenerative force for "restoring the present and redesigning the future" in your industry, and in the local and global community while sustaining a healthy bottom line.

The RCI is also designed to help you drill down into those areas of the organization's culture and overall strategy that need to change if it is to become innovative, adaptable, and prosperous. We have confirmed repeatedly that a self-assessment of this type is a critical first step in the process of taking the organization towards the triple top line, which we define (with McDonough & Braungart) as "Growing prosperity, celebrating community and enhancing the health of all species for all time."

The survey is offered free of charge. If you would like us to send you the results, please complete your contact details in the spaces provided at the end.

If you'd prefer to discuss how best to take your organization beyond sustainability to becoming a regenerative leader in your industry and community, contact John Hardman at:
1 561 789 9418
Delray Beach, Florida

Notice to participants: The information collected by this survey will not be shared publicly other than as anonymous research data. No organizations or individuals will be identified without their written consent.

© 2011 Regenerative Organizations, LLC - All rights reserved

How to get the most out of the RCI survey
When respondents share a common focus of analysis, survey results offer far more reliable information from which to draw conclusions, inform strategy and best practices, design professional development efforts, transform organizational climate and culture, increase revenue, etc.

Therefore, we recommend as far as possible that a clear, common focus be established before sharing the survey. This can be done simply and effectively by emailing the survey link accompanied by a note outlining the specific focus at a particular time. Usually, the topics considered go from the big picture (such as the organization as a whole, its identity, structure, direction, or current strategy) to the very specific (as with a new opportunity, a current project, or an issue of high importance or concern).
Organization Name *
If you do not want to disclose the identity of the organization, please create a pseudonym to be used by all respondents. This information is needed to ensure that we can clearly identify the responses from your organization.
Organization Type *
Organization Size *
Number of full-time personnel (if you have part-time personnel whose input would be valuable, add them to the total number). If the organization is a nonprofit association, foundation, etc., consolidate the number of paid personnel and the total paying membership.
QUADRANTS 1 and 2: Individual Subjective and Objective Domains
This first set of survey questions is intended to elicit information with regard to your individual inner awareness and development (Quadrant 1), and your behaviors (Quadrant 2) with regard to issues that are directly relevant to embedding regenerative practice and sustainability in your organization. As you answer the questions and as relevant, keep in mind your organization's vision, mission, goals, objectives, policies, practices and current projects. As mentioned above, the information recorded here will be maintained in strict confidence.
QUADRANT 1: Personal mindset, purpose, and worldview
1. I possess a high sense of personal engagement with the issue or project. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
3. I am fully aware of the inter-connections of nature, society, economy, and well-being in the issue or project. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
QUADRANT 2: : Personal leadership behaviors, competencies and skills
5. I have the capacity to support the common issue or project by suspending my personal agenda. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
8. I engage a broad range of stakeholders in the decision-making processe. *
Broad participation and consultation processes within and outside the organization are key to designing innovations that fit the purpose and phase out unintended consequences.
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
QUADRANTS 3 and 4: Organizational Subjective and Objective Domains
The following questions refer to your perception about the regenerative capacity of the organization at the level of collective inner awareness (Q3) and behaviors (Q4).
QUADRANT 3: Collective purpose, mindset and worldview
9. We operate from a heightened sense of shared purpose in the team/organization. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
11. We engage faculties other than reason in order to design the best innovations or solutions (e.g. intuition, creativity, imagination). *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
QUADRANT 4: Collective behaviors, competencies and skills
14. Collectively, we are highly effective in designing complex new solutions. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
16. Collectively, we are highly effective in scaling up environmentally, socially, and economically regenerative solutions. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
The following questions refer to your organization's capacity to operate effectively across departments, and how you operate in the local, national, and global community.
17. Internal - We are highly effective in cross-departmental integration. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
18. Consortium building - We are highly effective in cross-organizational engagement in our own industry, community, education system. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
If you'd like to receive a free copy of the results of this sample of your organization's Regenerative Capacity Index (RCI), please provide your contact details below:
Your Name
John Hardman, Ph.D.
561 789 9418
Delray Beach, Florida, USA
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