Situation Outlook Questionnaire

SOQ, Innovation process, Situational Outlook Questionnaire
Assessing company culture for innovation
SOQ Chart for Innovation
SOQ deliverable - Chart: Climate for Change

Situational Outlook Questionnaire (SOQ) for Creativity and Change

SOQ examines psychological aspects of the work environment to develop a better understanding of the perceptions people have of their organizational climate. The survey provides perspectives across nine dimensions:

  • Challenge & Involvement
  • Freedom
  • Trust and Openness
  • Idea Time
  • Playfulness/Humor
  • Conflicts
  • Idea Support
  • Debates
  • Risk-taking

Key Benefits

  • Measures the climate for innovation and shows whether your organization is innovative when compared with other related organizations.
  • Outlines the perceptual differences of product development between business functions and management levels.
  • Creates a clear understanding of existing perceptions. This understanding helps drive positive organizational change.
  • Tracks progress over time within the organization.


  • A presentation of the climate results in relation to the results of other assessment tools.
  • Recommendations for improving the environment for creativity and change.
  • Complete data (with analysis and charts) which includes a corporate summary and individual group results.