Assessment To Solutions

Protective Factors


Protective factors are attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors associated with positive outcomes for organizations or units.  Higher favorable scores on protective factors are linked to a higher likelihood of positive outcomes, such as improved performance or readiness and higher retention and are also linked to a lower likelihood of negative outcomes, such as suicide, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.

Select each factor for a detailed definition and additional information.

Cohesion


Cohesion assesses whether individuals in a workplace care about each other, share the same mission and goals, and work together effectively.  Cohesive organizations are linked to improved readiness and retention, and a lower likelihood of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and suicide.

►  Factor Rating Interpretation Guide for Cohesion

Connectedness


Connectedness measures perceptions of closeness to a group and satisfaction with one’s relationship to others in the group.  Higher connectedness is linked to improved readiness, higher retention, and a lower likelihood of suicide.

►  Factor Rating Interpretation Guide for Connectedness

Engagement and Commitment


This factor measures the extent to which one finds their work fulfilling and is committed to their job and organization.  Engaged and committed individuals demonstrate enthusiasm for, and dedication to, the work that they do.  Higher levels of engagement and commitment are linked to improved readiness, higher retention, and a lower likelihood of suicide.

►  Factor Rating Interpretation Guide for Engagement & Commitment

Fairness


Fairness is the perception over the past three months that formal and informal organizational policies, practices, and procedures regarding information sharing, job opportunities, and promotions are based on merit, inclusion, equality, and respect.  Organizations with fair treatment are linked to improved readiness, higher retention, as well as a lower likelihood of sexual harassment and racial/ethnic harassment and discrimination.

►  Factor Rating Interpretation Guide for Fairness

 

 

Inclusion


Inclusion indicates whether individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success.  Inclusive work environments ensure that it is safe for an individual to voice their different opinions, perspectives, and/or suggestions.  Inclusive organizations are linked to a lower likelihood of racial/ethnic harassment and discrimination, improved readiness, and higher retention.

►  Factor Rating Interpretation Guide for Inclusion

Leadership Support


Leadership Support is the perception over the past three months that leaders build trust, encourage goal attainment and professional development, promote effective communication, and support teamwork.  Organizations with supportive leaders are linked to improved readiness, higher retention, as well as a lower likelihood of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and suicide.

►  Factor Rating Interpretation Guide for Leadership Support

 

 

Morale


Morale is the confidence, enthusiasm, collective pride, and willingness to persist in the activities of the group.  Organizations with high morale are linked to improved readiness, higher retention, and a lower likelihood of sexual assault.

►  Factor Rating Interpretation Guide for Morale

Transformational Leadership


This factor measures the perception over the past three months that leaders encourage, inspire, and motivate others to meet new challenges and accomplish tasks beyond what they felt was possible.  Characteristics of a transformational leader include idealized influence or charisma, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration.  Organizations with transformational leaders are linked to improved readiness and higher retention.

►  Factor Rating Interpretation Guide for Transformational Leadership

Safe Storage for Lethal Means


Safe Storage for Lethal Means measures how often one keeps objects that can be used to hurt themselves or others, such as firearms and medication, safely stored in their living space.  Keeping lethal means safely stored is linked to a lower likelihood of suicide.

►  Factor Rating Interpretation Guide for Safe Storage for Lethal Means

Work-life Balance


This factor measures one’s perception that the demands of their work and personal life are compatible.  A work-life balance is linked to higher retention, improved readiness, and a lower likelihood of suicide.

►  Factor Rating Interpretation Guide for Work-Life Balance

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