I had a great morning this morning. I sat down with six CEOs, and we drafted out on a sheet of legal paper the senior leadership teams and their strengths, integrity, competence, collaboration, and ability to role model. The list goes on, but this is how we got started. We assessed how well they did in each of these areas; and these senior leaders were terrific. But of course, every group can get better. Our next part of the project will be to determine an action plan for each company and each leader so that they can get better. It’s exciting work and I’m so glad these senior leaders are doing it, and I’d love to do it for your organization.
I’m Karen Snyder and I help people to be more productive at work.
So I just came back from having the most incredible meeting. We had done an employee engagement survey and what had happened is the organization felt like no one was going to participate, no one was going to say what they thought and in fact just the opposite happened. We got 97 percent engagement.
Do you know what the typical response rate for something like that is? It’s 30 to 40 percent and we had 97 percent. So how did we do it? Well, we created a few incentives. We met ahead of the survey and told people it was important and we built trust from the very beginning.
If you would like to find out what’s on the minds of your employees and create a better working environment for everyone, let’s do an employee survey. I look forward to working with you.
I’m Karen Snyder, helping people be more productive at work.
Can you take a look at the setting? This is such a beautiful place and I get to go in in a few minutes and share the results of an employee engagement survey.
The particular group I’m working with came up with eight distinct categories of ways they wanted to improve and here’s something people don’t always understand.
The leadership team at some organizations thinks they are the only ones who want productivity to improve. But in fact, that is not true. Employees like to be productive.
This particular group said things like, “We want people to return our emails. We want people to respond more quickly. We want to make sure the results that we roll out are accurate.”
They want increased accountability too just like their leadership team and they said so in the survey. If you would like to improve, if you would like your organization to improve, please give me a call. I’m Karen Snyder and I help people to be more productive at work.