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.
Darden Business Publishing – University of Virginia