Flux Agent Psychographic Survey

This survey is intended to analyze the business mindset of Flux Agents.
 
Fast Company magazine proposed a group of people called Generation Flux. They state:  
     "This is less a demographic designation than a psychographic one: What defines GenFlux is a mind-set that embraces instability, that tolerates—and even enjoys—recalibrating careers, business models, and assumptions. Not everyone will join Generation Flux, but to be successful, businesses and individuals will have to work at it. This is no simple task. The vast bulk of our institutions—educational, corporate, political—are not built for flux. Few traditional career tactics train us for an era where the most important skill is the ability to acquire new skills." Further, “the pace of change in our economy and our culture is accelerating—fueled by global adoption of social, mobile, and other new technologies—and our visibility about the future is declining.” (Fast Company Magazine, 2012)
 
A Flux Agent is a leader who has a boundaryless career and psychographic traits based on these assumptions about business. Not everyone agrees with or identifies with these characteristics or this business environment.
  
Select your agreement or disagreement with each statement by selecting your answer on the scale below. Some of the questions refer to your career. Your career is your collective body of work- the various aspects of your profession, your career as a whole, and all of your business pursuits, whether paid or unpaid.
 
Anyone may take this survey, whether you believe you are a Flux Agent or not. There are 67 questions plus demographic questions about you. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. This survey is anonymous and your email is requested only to differentiate users. Your personal information will not be used without your consent. Please do not take this survey more than once. Thank you for your participation.
 
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I identify as a Flux Agent.

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* 1. I identify as a Flux Agent.

I seek job assignments that allow me to learn something new.  

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* 2. I seek job assignments that allow me to learn something new.  

I would enjoy working on projects with people from across many organizations. 

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* 3. I would enjoy working on projects with people from across many organizations. 

I enjoy job assignments that require me to work outside of the organization.

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* 4. I enjoy job assignments that require me to work outside of the organization.

I like tasks at work that require me to work beyond my own department. 

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* 5. I like tasks at work that require me to work beyond my own department. 

I enjoy working with people outside of my organization. 

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* 6. I enjoy working with people outside of my organization. 

I enjoy jobs that require me to interact with people in many different organizations. 

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* 7. I enjoy jobs that require me to interact with people in many different organizations. 

I have sought opportunities in the past that allow me to work outside the organization. 

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* 8. I have sought opportunities in the past that allow me to work outside the organization. 

I am energized in new experiences and situations. 

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* 9. I am energized in new experiences and situations. 

I like the predictability that comes with working continuously for the same organization. 

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* 10. I like the predictability that comes with working continuously for the same organization. 

I would feel very lost if I couldn’t work for my current organization.

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* 11. I would feel very lost if I couldn’t work for my current organization.

I prefer to stay in a company I am familiar with rather than look for employment elsewhere.

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* 12. I prefer to stay in a company I am familiar with rather than look for employment elsewhere.

If my organization provided lifetime employment, I would never desire to seek work in other organizations.

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* 13. If my organization provided lifetime employment, I would never desire to seek work in other organizations.

In my ideal career, I would work for only one organization.

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* 14. In my ideal career, I would work for only one organization.

I enjoy tackling problems that are completely new to me.

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* 15. I enjoy tackling problems that are completely new to me.

I enjoy trying to solve complex problems.

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* 16. I enjoy trying to solve complex problems.

The more difficult the problem, the more I enjoy trying to solve it. 

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* 17. The more difficult the problem, the more I enjoy trying to solve it. 

I want my work to provide me with opportunities for increasing my knowledge and skills. 

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* 18. I want my work to provide me with opportunities for increasing my knowledge and skills. 

Curiosity is the driving force behind much of what I do.

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* 19. Curiosity is the driving force behind much of what I do.

I want to find out how good I really can be at my work. 

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* 20. I want to find out how good I really can be at my work. 

I prefer to figure things out for myself.

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* 21. I prefer to figure things out for myself.

What matters most to me is enjoying what I do. 

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* 22. What matters most to me is enjoying what I do. 

It is important for me to have an outlet for self-expression. 

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* 23. It is important for me to have an outlet for self-expression. 

I prefer work I know I can do well over work that stretches my abilities.

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* 24. I prefer work I know I can do well over work that stretches my abilities.

No matter what the outcome of a project, I am satisfied if I feel I gained a new experience.

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* 25. No matter what the outcome of a project, I am satisfied if I feel I gained a new experience.

I'm more comfortable when I can set my own goals. 

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* 26. I'm more comfortable when I can set my own goals. 

I enjoy doing work that is so absorbing that I forget about everything else. 

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* 27. I enjoy doing work that is so absorbing that I forget about everything else. 

It is important for me to be able to do what I most enjoy.

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* 28. It is important for me to be able to do what I most enjoy.

I enjoy relatively simple, straightforward tasks.

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* 29. I enjoy relatively simple, straightforward tasks.

You have a certain amount of intelligence, and you can’t really do much to change it.

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* 30. You have a certain amount of intelligence, and you can’t really do much to change it.

Your intelligence is something about you that you can’t change very much.

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* 31. Your intelligence is something about you that you can’t change very much.

No matter who you are, you can significantly change your intelligence level.

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* 32. No matter who you are, you can significantly change your intelligence level.

To be honest, you can’t really change how intelligent you are.

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* 33. To be honest, you can’t really change how intelligent you are.

You can always substantially change how intelligent you are.

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* 34. You can always substantially change how intelligent you are.

You can learn new things, but you can’t really change your basic intelligence.

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* 35. You can learn new things, but you can’t really change your basic intelligence.

No matter how much intelligence you have, you can always change it quite a bit.

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* 36. No matter how much intelligence you have, you can always change it quite a bit.

You can change even your basic intelligence level considerably.

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* 37. You can change even your basic intelligence level considerably.

You have a certain amount of talent, and you can’t really do much to change it.

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* 38. You have a certain amount of talent, and you can’t really do much to change it.

Your talent in an area is something about you that you can’t change very much.

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* 39. Your talent in an area is something about you that you can’t change very much.

No matter who you are, you can significantly change your level of talent.

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* 40. No matter who you are, you can significantly change your level of talent.

To be honest, you can’t really change how much talent you have.

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* 41. To be honest, you can’t really change how much talent you have.

You can always substantially change how much talent you have.

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* 42. You can always substantially change how much talent you have.

You can learn new things, but you can’t really change your basic level of talent.

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* 43. You can learn new things, but you can’t really change your basic level of talent.

No matter how much talent you have, you can always change it quite a bit.

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* 44. No matter how much talent you have, you can always change it quite a bit.

You can change even your basic level of talent considerably.

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* 45. You can change even your basic level of talent considerably.

I avoid settings where people don’t share my values.

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* 46. I avoid settings where people don’t share my values.

I can enjoy being with people whose values are very different from mine.

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* 47. I can enjoy being with people whose values are very different from mine.

I would like to live in a foreign country for a while.

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* 48. I would like to live in a foreign country for a while.

I like to surround myself with things that are familiar to me.

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* 49. I like to surround myself with things that are familiar to me.

The sooner we all acquire similar values and ideals the better.

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* 50. The sooner we all acquire similar values and ideals the better.

I can be comfortable with nearly all kinds of people.

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* 51. I can be comfortable with nearly all kinds of people.

If given a choice, I will usually visit a foreign country rather than vacation at home.

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* 52. If given a choice, I will usually visit a foreign country rather than vacation at home.

A good teacher is one who makes you wonder about your way of looking at things.

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* 53. A good teacher is one who makes you wonder about your way of looking at things.

A good job is one where what is to be done and how it is to be done are always clear.

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* 54. A good job is one where what is to be done and how it is to be done are always clear.

A person who leads an even, regular life in which few surprises or unexpected happenings arise really has a lot to be grateful for.

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* 55. A person who leads an even, regular life in which few surprises or unexpected happenings arise really has a lot to be grateful for.

What we are used to is always preferable to what is unfamiliar.

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* 56. What we are used to is always preferable to what is unfamiliar.

I like parties where I know most of the people more than ones where all or most of the people are complete strangers.

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* 57. I like parties where I know most of the people more than ones where all or most of the people are complete strangers.

I see myself as extraverted, enthusiastic.

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* 58. I see myself as extraverted, enthusiastic.

I see myself as critical, quarrelsome.

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* 59. I see myself as critical, quarrelsome.

I see myself as dependable, self-disciplined.

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* 60. I see myself as dependable, self-disciplined.

I see myself as anxious, easily upset.

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* 61. I see myself as anxious, easily upset.

I see myself as open to new experiences, complex.

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* 62. I see myself as open to new experiences, complex.

I see myself as reserved, quiet.

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* 63. I see myself as reserved, quiet.

I see myself as sympathetic, warm.

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* 64. I see myself as sympathetic, warm.

I see myself as disorganized, careless.

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* 65. I see myself as disorganized, careless.

I see myself as calm, emotionally stable.

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* 66. I see myself as calm, emotionally stable.

I see myself as conventional, uncreative.

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* 67. I see myself as conventional, uncreative.

Do you have any thoughts about being a Flux Agent or how your career and life's work are Flux? What specific traits provide the best expression of a Flux mindset? Please provide any additional comments below.

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* 68. Do you have any thoughts about being a Flux Agent or how your career and life's work are Flux? What specific traits provide the best expression of a Flux mindset? Please provide any additional comments below.

This survey is anonymous and your information is requested only to differentiate users. Your personal information will not be used without your consent. If you have any questions or additional comments, please email FluxAgents@gmail.com. Thank you.

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* 69. This survey is anonymous and your information is requested only to differentiate users. Your personal information will not be used without your consent. If you have any questions or additional comments, please email FluxAgents@gmail.com. Thank you.

Gender

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* 71. Gender

How long have you been at the same company, regardless of your role or type of work there?

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* 72. How long have you been at the same company, regardless of your role or type of work there?

How long have you been doing the same type of work, regardless of which company you worked at?

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* 73. How long have you been doing the same type of work, regardless of which company you worked at?

Income

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* 74. Income

Thank you!
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