Organization of Work: StepChange7

Workers putting puzzle pieces together

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Content Area(s)

  • Personnel (staffing, development)
  • Resources (e.g.; infrastructure)
  • Change management

Instrument Type

Interactive survey for facilitated workgroups

Occupation and Sector Specificity

Occupation(s): Generic

Sector(s): Generic

Name and Size of Work Organization and/or Workplace Psychosocial Measures

Change outlook (6 items)

Enhancement potential (6 items)

Organization impact (6 items)

Performance context (6 items)

Personal impact (6 items)

Resource impact (6 items)

Staff impact (6 items)

Other Content Areas Included in the Instrument


Developmental Status of the Instrument

Development completed. Applied in consulting practice in a small number of work sites. Further refinements are not planned, but these may follow further application or emergence of new research into aspects of workplace change and transition.


Original: English

Other: No

Reliability and Validity Information (or Relevant Citation)

StepChange7 was designed as a practical interactive survey for engaging and facilitating work groups in a face to face setting. It maps group experience and provides a vocabulary so groups can identify and diagnose personal and group issues arising from significant workplace change, devise practical solutions, then repeat the process over time in a plan-act-learn-improve cycle. The interactive survey method has been in use for consulting purposes since 1996. The StepChange7 survey has not been evaluated as a quantitative survey. The method is qualitative and geared to support detailed group inquiry and decision making for specific work contexts. In consulting practice, the survey wording may be varied to fit the language, culture or work context of particular client groups.

Selected Reference

No citations

Accessibility of the Instrument

Registration Required

User Fees

The StepChange7 survey contents can be viewed free at Full package with software platform and manual for interactive group sessions is available for a charge. See for pricing details.

Where to Obtain a Copy of the Instrument

Electronic copies of the survey format are available from Dr Geoff Sharrock, e-mail: