Synaptic Spark Factory
We strongly believe that, in the future, successful businesses will have to become more transparent, more honest, and more responsible to a wider audience of stakeholders. Talented employees who are attracted and engaged with the organisation and loyal consumers who are committed to the brand will demand a certain standard of behaviour.
There is a growing concern about the poor decision-making of some of our largest businesses, which at times appear to be morally suspect, and bordering on the illegal. This apparent lack of integrity has led to calls from the larger investment companies and some prominent politicians for serious changes to be made in the make-up of boardrooms and for much tighter control of the Governance of companies.
We have designed unique tests, which draw upon established psychological theory, to identify levels of integrity, honesty, impulsivity, stress-tolerance and conscientiousness in employees. These measures show how likely individual managers or employees are to engage in future behaviour that is detrimental to the organisation’s competitiveness or reputation.
Peter Drucker (2008)1 firmly believed that:
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Let Synaptic-Spark help you achieve this virtuous state in your business.
Our expertise and toolkits can support you in achieving a more attractive, creative and therefore more successful enterprise2.
1Drucker, Peter F., (2008). The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.
2A more transparent and responsible Corporate-Culture may become more attractive after current proposals for a tougher legal framework will force Company executives to accept criminal liability for any unlawful activity by rogue employees.
Spark Factory has developed a small range of tests that work!
They are based on IAT (Implicit Attitude Theory) and are able to uncover the hidden motivations behind individuals’ organizational behaviour. This information, which is elicited from the subconscious, cannot be collected using the usual Likert-scale questionnaires, as these require conscious thinking to complete and are subject to biased-responses when certain responses might be socially undesirable (e.g. racist) or legally incriminating (e.g. fraud and embezzlement).
Our work is guided by the quality and ethical standards set out by the British Psychological Society.
We strongly believe that without integrity there is no value.
Here are some recent examples of corporate crises brought about by dodgy decision making.
The businesses have incurred huge costs and have also suffered long-term harm to their brand reputation and value.
The careless and at times, wanton decision making by company executives has achieved a dysfunctional “Brand-wreck-ignition” ™ in the market-place.
These businesses are now candidates for ‘crisis management’; a panicky-strategy attempting to “shut-the-door-after-the-horse-has-bolted.”
The down-side of poor Governance is TOO GREAT, undertaking a cultural audit and following-up with serious changes, is strongly recommended now!
We are offering support and guidance for strategic way-finding via our online screening and survey engines. Businesses can act now to avoid ‘Brand Wreckignition’ and also pre-empt the legal requirements anticipated to be included in any future corporate responsibility codes of conduct.
Please consider our unique online screening and survey tools (Impro-x™), and contact us for further information and/or presentation arrangements. We look forward to hearing from you.
These tests can be used at various levels of analysis for Screening, Succession Planning and Cultural Value Alignment.