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25 Background Materials â¢ Copy of the organizationâs annual report (learn something about the clientâs business). â¢ Copy of the organizationâs mission statement or published values and principles (they have the potential to shed light on the culture in which the target job exists). â¢ Gather any information about the context/environment Potential Organization Assessment Questions â¢ Briefly describe the business and structure of the organi- zation. â¢ How does the target job contribute to, and fit in with, busi- ness goals and plans? â¢ Describe the work culture of the organization. What kinds of people stay with the company and advance? What kinds of people leave or are âmanaged outâ of the organization? Why? â¢ Are there certain values that are widely held by the organi- zationâs founders or senior leadership team? What are they and how do they influence decisionmaking? What are de- sirable leadership styles? â¢ 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? â¢ 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