Oh: One View of the World

14 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2008

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James G. Clawson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Gerry Yemen

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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Abstract

This self-assessment instrument was designed to measure something we call “Orientation to Hierarchy” (OH). Orientation to hierarchy affects the way we look at the world. We believe that people vary in their orientation to hierarchy; some people are more likely to look for and create hierarchies in their social settings than other people. If we have a strong OH, we are likely looking for and creating hierarchies in our social interactions, especially in business. If we have a low OH, we are more likely to be open to the input of a variety of people. Further, we suspect that a person with a high OH will likely resist changes in organizational structure and, in particular, those that lead to flatter, more accountable, more expertise-based systems. There are 50 questions in this assessment, a score chart, and data interpretation. The goal of this instrument is to detect and measure the differences between low and high OH.

Excerpt

UVA-OB-0794

OH: ONE VIEW OF THE WORLD

This self-assessment instrument is designed to give you some personal feedback on an important dimension of human behavior in organizations. After you've generated your data, we'll explain that dimension, but for the moment and for the purpose of minimizing your biases, we ask you to just answer the survey questions (generate your data) and then learn something about the theory of the instrument.

There are sixty questions in this assessment. For each question you will be asked to indicate one of five answers: strongly disagree, disagree, not sure, agree, and strongly agree. We'll guide you through the scoring and interpretation of your responses afterward.

Plan to devote about an hour to this exercise. When you're ready to begin, you may turn the page and start.

Data Generation

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Keywords: self-assessment managerial style interpersonal individual behavior career management social dominance hierarchy status

Suggested Citation

Clawson, James G. and Yemen, Gerry, Oh: One View of the World. Darden Case No. UVA-OB-0794. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1281841

James G. Clawson (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/clawson.htm

Gerry Yemen

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

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