Do you know what’s important to your employees? Last week, I asked a management team how they could make their workplace better for their employees. A short discussion ended with the conclusion that the best answer to this question was to ask the employees. They’re currently conducting an employee survey. The team has reviewed about 15% of the surveys and already see a few trends, ideas, and surprises. So, do you know what your employees are thinking? Do you know what’s important to your team?
Do You Know What’s Important To Your Employees?
The survey aims to identify what employees think would make the organization a better place to work and use the information accordingly. The management team decided to conduct the survey anonymously.
Set The Stage
- Explain the survey is to help improve the organization
- Make it clear that honest answers are appreciated
- Reassure it’s anonymous
- Clarify that they don’t have to answer every question
- Caution employees not to over-think answers; their first thought may be the best
- Tell employees it should take about 10 minutes to complete
What Are The Questions?
- If you could change or improve one thing to make your job more efficient, enjoyable, or easier, what would you change?
- What do you believe is the best thing about working here?
- If your supervisor asked you how they could be a better supervisor, what suggestions would you offer?
- What is the worst part about working here?
- What is most important to you at work?
- What would you like to add?
Gather the surveys and add them; collate them, look for trends, ideas, and ways to improve your organization, and then do something about it.
You are most welcome to copy this survey or create one more suited to your business culture. If you conduct an employee survey, please get in touch with me and share what you learned. Thank you.
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