Growing Pains Survey

Based on the work of Dr. Eric Flamholtz, the Growing Pains Survey is designed to measure the extent to which a company is facing problems transitioning to its next stage of development (New Venture, Expansion, Professionalism, and Consolidation). The Growing Pains Survey is based on the idea that when an organization’s infrastructure is not sufficiently well developed for its revenue base, certain symptoms will emerge that signal the need to make a transition. Growing Pains, then, represent an early warning of problems that an organization will encounter over time.