My Organization is:
1. cautious about accepting new ideas.
2. a leader among other organizations.
3. suspicious of new ways of thinking.
4. very inventive.
5. often consulted by other organizations for advice and information.
6. skeptical of new ideas.
7. creative in its method of operation.
8. usually one of the last of its kind to change to a new method of operation.
9. considered one of the leaders of its type.
10.receptive to new ideas.
11.challenged by new ideas.
12.follows the belief that “the old way of doing things is the best.”
13.very original in its operational procedures.
14.does not respond quickly enough to necessary changes.
15.reluctant to adopt new was of doing things until other organizations have used them successfully.
16.frequently initiates new methods of operations.
17.slow to change.
18.rarely involves employees in the decision-making process.
19.maintains good communication between supervisors and employees.
20.influential with other organizations.
21.seeks out new ways to do things.
22.rarely trusts new ideas and ways of functioning.
23.never satisfactorily explains to employees the reasons for procedural changes.
24.frequently tries out new ideas.
25.willing and ready to accept outside help when necessary.
Strongly Disagree = 1; Disagree = 2; are Undecided; Agree = 4; Strongly Agree = 5
Step 1. Add the scores for the following items: 1‚ 3‚ 6‚ 8‚ 12‚ 14‚ 15‚ 17‚ 18‚ 22‚ and 23.
Step 2. Add the scores for the following items: 2‚ 4‚ 5‚ 7‚ 9‚ 10‚ 11‚ 13‚ 16‚ 19‚ 20‚ 21‚ 24‚ and 25.
Step 3. Complete the following formula. PORGI = 66 + total from Step 2 – total from step 1.
Scores can range between 25 and 125.
Scores above 110 indicate the organization can be classified as “innovative.”
Scores between 91 and 110 indicate the organization is an “early adopter.”
Scores between 71 and 90 indicate the organization is in the “early majority.”
Scores between 50 and 70 indicate the organization is in the “late majority.”
Scores below 50 indicate the organization can be classified as a “laggard” or “traditional.”
Generally‚ Organizations which score above 90 are high in innovativeness. Those scoring below 50 are low in innovativeness. Those scoring between 50 and 90 are moderate in innovativeness.
This instrument can be found at: http://www.jamescmccroskey.com/measures/orginnov.htm
Hurt‚ H. T.‚ & Teigen‚ C. W. (1977). The development of a measure of perceived organizational innovativeness. In B. R. Ruben (Ed.)‚ Communication Yearbook I (pp.377-385). New Brunswick ‚ NJ: Transaction Books.