How Competitive is Your Company?

How does it look on a plate?

Estimate your organization’s competitiveness in the quiz below. If it were a sandwich what would it look like? How much bread (carbohydrates), avocado (fat) and ham (protein) would it have? These are the macronutrients of competitive success: Carbohydrates are your productivity, fat your infrastructure and protein your technology.

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Question 1 How old is your company (in years)? Less than 3 Between 3 and 7 More than 7
Question 2 On a scale of 1 to 8, how would you grade the productivity of your business (e.g., human resources, education and training, financing, production)?
Question 3 On a scale of 1 to 8, how would you grade the external and internal infrastructure that affects your business (e.g., fixed assets, capital assets, fungibles; organizational architecture; purchasing, marketing, sales)?
Question 4 On a scale of 1 to 8, how would you grade the technology that your business uses (e.g., R&D, innovations, new products or services, internal and external communications)?
Question 5 Select A if your company revenues were up this year from the year before. Select B if your company revenues were down this year from the year before. A - Revenues were up B - Revenues were down
Question 6 How many employees does your company have? Less than 10 Between 11 and 30 Between 31 and 50 Between 51 and 100 More than 100
Question 7 How many real competitors does your company have? Less than 3 Between 3 and 7 More than 7
Question 8 On a scale of 1 to 4, how would you measure the level of individual and collective commitment to competitiveness?
Question 9 On a scale of 1 to 8, how would you grade the overall performance of your company in the last fiscal year (compared with the goals you set out to accomplish)?
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