Accelerating Organizations

Getting your organization on track to outperform the rest

What an accelerating organization means for your business

Accelerating organizations outperform their competitors. Collectively, they outperform the market by a factor of 2 in the medium term. If your organization is underperforming or performing below its true potential, identifying the areas in which it struggles most can help get you back on the track to growth.

The Heidrick & Struggles Organization Accelerator Questionnaire (OAQ) allows you to determine where your organization stands on the path to acceleration, highlighting the gaps between performance and potential in 13 drive factors, pinpointing where it stands on a spectrum from derailing to accelerating.

The outcome of the assessment points to a series of initiatives to help transform the organization, landing it on the path to acceleration and peak performance. These initiatives can include redesigning the organization, its signature processes, and the way it manages talent. Heidrick & Struggles' Leadership Consulting Practice can help you sequence and make sense of this portfolio of initiatives to drive the transformation of your organization efficiently and effectively.

This brief interactive self-assessment provides a snapshot of your company's ability to accelerate the performance of your organization—as well as your strategy, leaders, and teams. Click here to begin your assessment.

Knowledge Center

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Transforming customer service in a call center

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Launch your employees on an Idea Quest

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Team Accelerator & Organization Accelerator Questionnaires

The Team Accelerator Questionnaire (TAQ) is the most empirically robust assessment tool available for the measurement of team performance. The questionnaire can be completed online in less than 20 minutes by the members of, and critical players around the team.

Take the TAQ Lite Version below.

The Organization Accelerator Questionnaire (OAQ), also completed online in less than 20 minutes by a subset of the company's staff, identifies the organization's current level of performance based on factors that rigorous empirical research has shown determine long-term success. 

Contact us to learn more about the OAQ.

The TAQ and OAQ can be used to:

Assess a team and organization to provide accurate input to the leaders to help further develop effectiveness and performance

Understand how the teams differ across organizations and how organization stacks up against competitors pinpointing the actions required to drive outperformance

Engage members of an organization in an acceleration journey that will improve effectiveness and performance

Take the TAQ Lite Version