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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C - Organization Modeling Worksheet." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2011. Practical Resources for Recruiting Minorities for Chief Executive Officers at Public Transportation Agencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13324.
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25 Background Materials • Copy of the organization’s annual report (learn something about the client’s business). • Copy of the organization’s mission statement or published values and principles (they have the potential to shed light on the culture in which the target job exists). • Gather any information about the context/environment Potential Organization Assessment Questions • Briefly describe the business and structure of the organi- zation. • How does the target job contribute to, and fit in with, busi- ness goals and plans? • Describe the work culture of the organization. What kinds of people stay with the company and advance? What kinds of people leave or are “managed out” of the organization? Why? • Are there certain values that are widely held by the organi- zation’s founders or senior leadership team? What are they and how do they influence decisionmaking? What are de- sirable leadership styles? • If you consider the current incumbents in the target job, and in the job one level up, as a human talent portfolio, what are the strengths of that portfolio? What are the weaknesses? • What kind of person would enjoy working in the position and would thrive in this sort of environment (fit organiza- tional culture, leadership team, etc.)? A P P E N D I X C Organization Modeling Worksheet

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