The 4D Modell is the foundation of the scale up coaching framework. Through 40 questions it analyses the main entrepreneurial challenges: People, Strategy, Execution and Cash. More info on the framework can be found on the page "Superior method".
Either you do the 4D-Assessment on your own in order to improve and challenge your self reflection skills, or you do it with your complete management team. We recommend doing it with the management team, because only this way you can uncover communication- and cultural (or strategic) misalignments.
The assessment consists out of 40 questions, 10 per topic. Every participant of the survey will answer the questions on his own. It takes around 10 minutes to answer all questions.
Afterwards you will get a 4D-Score as result. It's a metric between 0 and 100 - with 100 meaning: "Everything perfect, no growth-blocker in sight". By the way: The team members won't be able to see the score or what the answers of other team members. This approach is supposed to encourage the participants to give honest and open answers.
If your team decides to invite a scale up Coach, only she/he will get detailed insights on the answers of the team in order to moderate suitable solutions for the teams' current challenges.
Example: A founder answered the question "Would you hire every employee again?" with a big "No!", while his cofounder answers the same question with a big "Yes!" - the coach would look into this situation and start a discussion around the topic:
"How is it possible, that the founders / managing directors have such a different view on a very elementary question?"
Coming next the coach would evaluate, if this is an communication issue or a cultural misalignment - e.g.:
Is it possible to change the owner of a team?
Yes, the current owner can select another team member and promote her/him to be new owner. Click on the link "Edit team" on the teams dashboard. If the current owner is not part of your team anymore and you not able to change these settings, please get in touch with our support - we will handle that for you.
Who can see the answers of the participants?
By default only the scale up admins and the developers of the scale up website. By the time you add a scale up coach to your team, he will get access to your 4D results. The whole team of scale up is aware of the responsibility, and we are dealing with your data with the highest confidentiality.
Your team members and even the team owner will not have access to the answers. By answering the 4D questions in "private", we want to achieve true honesty and clarity throughout the team.
The team owner will only see the final 4D-Score, which is an anonymised and aggregated result, which can be used to measure improvements over time.
Can I delete my results?
Sure, according to the GDPR laws we will delete all the data when the team owner files a request at our support team.
What do you do with the collected data?
Actually: nothing. With the 4D-Assessment we want to provide a free tool, which measures the quality of management. In the end it's a marketing tool for us - because we invite managers to reflect themselves and maybe to book the professional scale up coaching, in order to take the right measures regarding the findings.
You don't need to be afraid, that we resell the answers / data from the 4D and give this data to any third party. This would be against our Core Values and would ruin our integrity (which is the basis for our business).