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Employee Surveys: One Way to Be a Better Manager

Written By: Catherine Morgan | Comments Off on Employee Surveys: One Way to Be a Better Manager

laptop for surveyAs with many things, often others will be able to see what you should change when you do not. If you have employees (or part-time help), there are always ways to improve your management techniques to boost employee productivity and engagement.

Recently, Carol wrote a post about the potential value of employee surveys for TINYpulse titled How to Improve Your Management Style Through Employee Surveys. She begins:

A recent Gallup report indicates that managers have a major effect on employee engagement — and that the rate of engagement may be at an all-time low of about 30%. You can improve these numbers in your department or throughout the company by encouraging employee feedback that pinpoints areas where you can improve your management style. But you have to tread carefully if you want to obtain accurate information.

Periodic, well-designed employee engagement surveys are a great way to obtain this feedback. Here are five tips to create surveys that encourage your employees to honestly review your performance while ensuring they feel safe when doing so. 

You can read the rest of the post here.

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Catherine Morgan is the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., a virtual provider of coaching services to individuals who are in business or career transition. She specializes in helping entrepreneurs transition to corporate jobs they love. Catherine is the author of the eBook Re-Launch You: Discovering Your Point B and Embracing Possibility. An experienced independent consultant who was employed by three of the former Big Five consulting firms, Catherine speaks frequently on topics related to career transition, small business, productivity, and mental health. She doesn’t take herself seriously, but takes her subject matter very seriously.