What is the Gordian Model?

It is a holistic process, which identifies opportunities for improvement within organisations, by consulting individuals to establish gaps and present opportunities.

It starts with the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative information drawn from right across the whole organisation, allowing companies to rapidly expose opportunities, measure progress and assess culture and mood.

It is based on the well-proven doctrine used by organisations and agencies to collect intelligence.

It is a super charged version of a staff survey, far more complex and ubiquitous than anything before.

There are two options available, a generic model which is relevant to all organisations, alternatively we can work with you to create a bespoke model, specifically tailored to your organisation.

Who is it for?

Organisations across all sectors, with a minimum of 30 people


Delivers data which provides board and/or senior team members with a clear picture of where they are now across the whole organisation.

Identifies gaps and unexploited opportunities.

It can be used as a benchmarking tool.

It allows real competitive advantage through maximum efficiency.

It drives the process of continuous improvement and can measure the journey taken after any transformation, training development or intervention.

How it works

Each member of the team completes an online survey, where they report on the relevance of 10 statements across 9 organisational functional domains, based on their own experience and perspective.

The survey is completed with statements such as: I meet with my supervisor at least once a month. The statement is answered with two scores; the relevance or importance to the organisation and how well the individual thinks the organisation carries it out.

The survey takes approximately one hour to complete.

The report is delivered to the organisation and can be delivered in an open or closed format to the board.

Feedback, development and coaching to accompany the report can be provided and is strongly recommended by Sampson Hall, experts in leadership development, strategy and team cohesion.

30 - 100
101 - 200
201 - 500
501 +

Please note the prices quoted are per person and once completed you will receive the consolidated report. Feedback, delivered via Skype or in person from Sampson Hall can be purchased separately. Please contact us for prices and additional information.

If you are interested in a bespoke version that is tailored to match the needs of your organisation and includes consultant involvement in design and feedback then please contact us for further information and pricing.