Is Employee Feedback Being Neglected?
The covid pandemic has produced unimaginable disruption and changes, the results of which might take months to fully unravel. Remote work is posing a challenge for people outside of the workforce but with grave significance for organizations.
In the midst of this confusion, the call for clear-headed, informed leadership has never been more important. People want answers and not just any answer – they want leadership to make good decisions.
And so, we get back to the question posed in the title – Is Employee Feedback Being Neglected?
While many may not be quick to answer in the affirmative, there is decline in the conduct of Employee Satisfaction surveys (by whatever name you use). And there are understandable logistical reasons why organizations have not been getting feedback from employees at a time when it is more needed than ever.
Just working to keep the staff safe and preventing in an outbreak that could dislocate operations is challenging enough. And so, the Employee Satisfaction survey is put on hold.
Perceived Employee Fatigue
There is a sense that given all the new pressures that employees are experiencing, asking them to complete a survey might be asking too much.
REALITY CHECK QUESTIONS
- Does your organization really have a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the issues that are front of mind of its team members?
- Given the gravity of the situation, would it be better to undertake evidence-based planning instead of relying on anecdotal information?
- What replacement mechanism is there for keeping the fingers of the leadership team on the pulse of the organization?
- Where is the organization’s alternative source of the gems that are embedded in the open-ended responses that are captured in good instruments?
There is no question that conducting the survey will add one more issue to address. But what is the alternative? Is it better to proceed blindly?
Why do we doubt that team members would love to get the opportunity to provide insights from their perspective as to the way forward?
Be warned! Hidden under the cloak of the pandemic is the changing make-up of the workforce demographically and more critically – philosophically. Failing to get to grips with an appreciation of the world view of an increasing chunk of the staff could have disastrous consequences.
So yes, I do have a stake in this as we have conducted similar surveys are many years, with the assistance of increasingly sophisticated technology to remove the logistical challenges from our clients. In fact, we make it happen from end to end.
The technology solution is the revolutionary FinxS® Platform from Extended DISC®.
Extended DISC® Surveys collect individual responses objectively and confidentially and organizes them into insightful, readily-digestible reports. This provides an important compass that guides the organization to the achievement of its objectives.
At the same time, the survey data provide great value in benchmarking results across periods and operating units.
Ease of Implementation
Conducting surveys on the revolutionary FinxS® platform is simple and easy. It eliminates all the administrative nightmares by infusing a series of features that remove the burden of tracking and administrative set-up from the user.
We even have a battery of questions that you can use to create your own instruments.
Speedy Information-rich Reports
We work with you to ensure that each survey generates the desired information. The FinxS® Platform allows for a great deal of flexibility in the reports. Rich graphics enrich the data and facilitate interpretation.
Contact us to discuss the implementation of a Workforce Climate Survey, Employee Satisfaction or Engagement Survey or Customer/Supplier Survey.
We will guide you through the simple process. Alternatively, we will set up and conduct the survey with your input and provide you with a final report and our guiding insights.