Why Use Employee Surveys?
Anonymous Employee Surveys strengthen the communication between the senior management and the employees. When employees can safely share their opinions, they are more likely to express their true feeling about the organization and management. Provides insights into management performance, and employee frustrations otherwise not easily expressed.
Surveys further empower employees by giving them a direct, unfiltered, line of communication to the senior management. Asking employees for their opinion builds trust within an organization improving the culture and dynamics that ultimately drive employee engagement and productivity.
If it is such a powerful tool then why are fewer than half of medium size companies not surveying their employees? One of the more often sited reasons is that management is not anxious to hear what may be interpreted as criticism of their job performance. It is almost an oxymoron because while they realize the importance of this information, they decide it is not in their best interest to hear the results. This is founded in the
This conflict, however, can be mitigated by first understanding what is typically uncovered is not a reflection on them personally but more often procedural management errors. For example not knowing about