While we often think about compassion as an individual quality, the organizations where we spend our time—such as workplaces, schools, places of worship, and community centers—can actually impact whether and how we respond to someone in distress.
This quiz measures the level of compassion in an organization. It is based on more than 10 years of research on compassion and organizations by the research collaborative CompassionLab and the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. CompassionLab has partnered with the Greater Good Science Center to develop this quiz especially for our website.
To take the quiz, think of one organization to which you belong, and keep that organization in mind as you answer the questions. The first 16 items assess how you and others feel, think, and act when you’re in that organization. There are no right or wrong answers, so please respond as honestly as possible. The final 7 questions will help our research team see how people’s experiences of compassion in organizations relate to factors like gender, age, and the size of the organization.
When you're done, you'll get your organization’s compassion score, along with ideas for cultivating compassion in the organization. We'll report next month on what the scores suggest about the Greater Good community.