10 Minutes to a Better Workday
If you haven’t done so already, take the 2008 Employee Engagement Survey
Does your unit need a push in the right direction? Or is it already there? Whether your comments are positive or negative, make sure they are heard!
The annual Employee Engagement Survey is open now through March 28. Completing the survey takes only five to 10 minutes, and is your chance to promote positive change in your workplace.
The survey is open to all Health System staff, including those who work in the Medical School, research labs, offsite buildings, and all U-M hospitals and health centers. (This survey is not for faculty. They are surveyed at another time.)
Surveys can be completed at work or at home—you don’t need to log into a workstation.
“All employees are encouraged to participate and be candid,” says Ed Karls, manager of Customer Performance Metrics and Improvement. “Participation by every eligible staff member is key.”
If you have taken the survey for years and question whether leadership is listening, they are! Thanks to survey responses, positive change is happening in many areas:
- Public Relations & Marketing Communications created a department reward and recognition team to work with staff to find the best ways to recognize performance after seeing a drop in its “willingness to recommend” score.
- Safety Management Services now opens weekly staff meetings with a funny article, joke or story—a change that was a response to survey takers indicating a desire for implementation of more stress management techniques.
- Survey responses by MedRehab Physical Therapy unit staff revealed that many employees wanted to make work more efficient. So, staff members got lean and embarked on initiatives in the clinic that were met with a positive response. New changes are on the way, too, thanks to additional survey input.
“Every supervisor, manager and director takes these surveys seriously and strives to create the best possible workplace for their team,” assures Karls.
The more people who participate, the more powerful the outcomes, so take the survey on our internal site or the external sitemaker site (authentication is required).