Create short-term goals and celebrate short-term wins

January 9, 2011

Change management expert John Kotter wrote: “Real transformation takes time, and a renewal effort risks losing momentum if there are no short-term goals to meet and celebrate.”1 Read the rest of this entry »

Employee surveys that can make a difference

July 20, 2010


Ideally, organizations administer surveys to solicit employee opinion on various initiatives and activities so that positive improvements can be made. All too often, however, the gathered information is sitting in files or databases without any further use One reason might be the lack of analytical capabilitywithin the organization, but a similarly plausible reason may be the inadequate quality of the data. Read the rest of this entry »


Why some organizations do not benefit from surveys

June 16, 2010


Surveys and other data gathering means are in vogue these days. Organizational decision makers have discovered what a wealth of insight can be obtained from corporate-wide feedback. In addition, integrated IT solutions available from various vendors allow for systematic data gathering from all functional areas conveniently in one place. The times when offices created their own little databases which did not talk amongst themselves have slipped into oblivion (or at least, there is no good excuse not to).   Read the rest of this entry »

Are organizations oversurveyed?

May 14, 2010


Everybody who administers surveys in organizations knows how difficult it is to get a decent response rate.  Nobody seems to like filling out surveys which are becoming increasingly more popular with organizations. I started wondering if being oversurveyed is the real cause of this survey fatigue. Read the rest of this entry »