The Workforce Engagement Equation

TheWEQ Assessment Reports

Understanding TheWEQ Assessment Reports

The Workforce Engagement Equation (TheWEQ) is a unifying methodology of Comprehensive Organizational Management™ (COM) that empowers leaders to effectively manage their organizations consistently through all stages of organizational maturity.

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Navigation of each stage requires impactful leadership and effective management. The goals of each stage include:


So how do you know how well your teams have navigated each stage? You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Our research has shown that there are 50 Elements that impact organization’s ability to efficiently achieve their goals and establish impactful employee engagement. The 50 elements are grouped according to each stage.

Perception is Reality

Each member of an organization will have a unique perspective on how well the organization is performing, how well it is managed, and whether their time is well spent contributing to achieving the organization’s mission. To be effective, organizations must maximize alignment of every member’s perspective such that the group of individuals pulls together as one collective whole. With everyone having a different view of 50 elements that’s a lot of perception and could be overwhelming. Fortunately, WES has an APP for that.

TheWEQ online assessments allow team members to give anonymous feedback about what is working well and what needs improvement for the 50 key elements of organizational effectiveness. Once your team members take assessments, you’ll be able to see the aggregated responses for all 50 elements in a the Composite Matrix:

The elements are listed in columns below each stage header. This report is the average of all input positive and negative. The range varies from 100% positive (everyone agrees that the element is generally done well or at least moving in the right direction – a very good thing) to -100% (everyone believes the element is not done well, consistently, or not at all – clearly not a good thing). Looking at the example matrix shows a range from -58.4% to +50%. Hovering your curser over any figure will reveal a pop-up that describes the element and descriptions of effective and ineffective performance. Here element 1.03, (-58.4%) is shown. Each element description is cross-referenced by page number to the Practitioner’s Guide for easy reference, training, and mentoring.

The bottom portion of the matrix summarizes the response for all 10 Elements of each stage.

In this example 12.9% felt their organization was well formed, 31.7% felt the organization is moving in the right direction, 31.2% felt elements are not done well or consistently, and 24.2% felt these elements were completely absent.

Given the many gaps, where would you focus? Generally speaking, all else being equal, prioritize your efforts on gaps in the earlier stages. If you didn’t set out with a clear vision and value proposition everything after will be affected – you can’t build with an unstable foundation!

The Matrix gives a general sense where there are gaps in for all 50 areas. It tells you where to start but you’ll need to drill deeper into the specifics using the Combined Reports.

In the combined report you can see each element of the stage and the perceptions of the respondents:

Survey participants didn’t feel that either of the first two elements were done particularly well; but 79.2% of the organization felt that the organization did a poor job prioritizing their work. In reality, these three are related. Without a strong value proposition to define the mission and vision and lack of strong leadership engagement and support the organization will waste a lot of time and effort on competing projects and initiatives. Considered together sends a clear message that the organization needs to define its purpose, mission, and vision and then prioritize and resource accordingly. One strategic working session could improve all three of these elements! That is working smarter and shows the power of TheWEQ!