Multi-Axial Modular Organizational Survey (MAMOS) is provided under the
Open Access License which makes it free to use and modify even for
commercial purposes, as long as you don’t charge anyone else for the
questionnaire itself, or claim it as your own. There are more details in
the license itself, so you should read it before you decide to copy and
use the MAMOS.
is a questionnaire item bank designed to be used to assess organizations.
While the MAMOS can be used to assess particular issues, it was not
designed with any particular issue, topic, or theory in mind. Above all,
the MAMOS was designed to be flexible, so that it could be easily adapted
to meet the different and changing needs of organizations.
question in the MAMOS is really a statement that the survey participant
rates according to its perceived accuracy. The form of each statement is
constructed around three axes – the object, the descriptor, and the
target. The latter axis (the target) is optional.
object is the thing that is being rated – for example, “My Manager is…”;
descriptor is the adjective used to characterize the object – for example,
target (if it is used) is the focus of the descriptor – for example,
“about my family commitments”.
format of each statement is the object followed by the descriptor, then
optionally followed by the target.
statement that uses only two axis might read as: “My manager is
statement that uses all three axes might read “My manager is
understanding about my family commitments.”
A list of
targets is provided as part of the MAMOS. Not all descriptors will
sensibly accommodate a target. The ones that most easily do are marked
with an apteryx. Using this format, an enormous number of combinations can
be generated – usually far more than most organizations would ever
actually need or use.
choice of descriptors and the general format of each statement is
deliberately simple to minimize confusion. All descriptors are intended to
be interpreted in a way consistent with their ordinary use in the English
language. Further, the list of objects and target should also not be
considered as finite. The organization could add any particular object or
target that may suit their purposes. In fact the object could be the name
of an individual person, and in so doing the MAMOS becomes a mechanism to
assess individual performance as easily as it can assess organizational
Participants simply rate each statement from 1 to 5 depending on how much
they agree or disagree with each statement.
Neither agree nor disagree