Yet Another Survey?
Employers understandably want to gather feedback from their workers, so they learn where best to focus efforts to improve leadership behaviors, business operations, and corporate culture. But employers have been warned about the phenomenon of employee survey fatigue. They hesitate to deploy yet another survey fearing low participation rates, incomplete questionnaires, and inaccurate results.
Our data tells us that survey fatigue is not as much about the frequency of such diagnostics as the lack of confidence in leadership acting upon the survey results. Survey participants weary of answering questions when they are not privy to the summary report and see no concerted action to effect change.
How to Effectively Gather Feedback
Here are the keys to conducting effective surveys that give you relevant information and ensure that employees are motivated to participate thoughtfully in any follow-up data gathering.
The Bottom Line
Are you finding less participation in your feedback mechanisms because of employee survey fatigue? Take a closer look at how well you communicate what you plan to do with the results and your implementation success. You need to get serious about acting on employee voices.
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