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By staceyjb ·
Any insight on a good way to survey employees for identifying and addressing morale, etc. issues?

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I worked for a company that did this

by road-dog In reply to Employee Surveys

on the corporate intranet web site. Management was pleased with the results until it was revealed that the employees were afraid of being traced to their computers.

They then created a downloadable PDF form to be mailed in, and they got a truer reflection of morale.

Suffice it to say, it is not accurate if it is not perceived by the employees to be truly anonymous.

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There is one really good way.

by admin In reply to Employee Surveys

Walk around with your employees. Find out what they do, what they love and what they aspire to do. Also share their pain and frustration as it comes up. Basically, walk with them and survey them informally. Build trust and do not use the knowledge against them personally.

If your company is too big to know all of them then teach all managers to do this and set an example for managers to pass on to their employees.

It's the best " morale issue's" survey ever IMO.

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by Jonby In reply to Employee Surveys

Employee surveys on morale are always a little dangerous - if you ask employees for their opinion, then you set an expectation that management will address the issues. This is great if management are willing to equally undertake all reasonable issues (meaning those that are sensible) and not just those that are palatable or easy to achieve. Otherwise, the situation can turn around on you.

Of course, there are otherwise to observe these things - do the majority of the staff enjoy coming to work? Do you see signs of jelled teams? Do the staff feel the company as trying to be the best in its particular field? Is there enthusiasm?

One of my favorite books (and I've just dug it out again recently) is "Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams" by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister. Some great insights into encouraging and killing a team culture. I've just checked Amazon and they sell the 2nd edition. Mine is the 1987 1st edition. I expect it is still a great read and definitely worththe money.

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Quask

by Slacker In reply to

If you are asking this in order to just find out where you can find a software solution that allows you to send out Surveys, then I would suggest Quask. www.quask.com
It is a very easy application that allows you to create and send web based surveys.

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Quask

by Slacker In reply to

If you are asking this in order to just find out where you can find a software solution that allows you to send out Surveys, then I would suggest Quask. www.quask.com
It is a very easy application that allows you to create and send web based surveys.

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