We have been asked by a consulting client to undertake a survey on behalf of one of their client organisations looking into Employee Empowerment.
Our consulting client is working with the organisation to instill more autonomous decision-making within their employee population; this is part of wider development and engagement programme.
We are undertaking short, regular, pulse style surveys using a dozen focused questions around empowerment. The idea being that we track and monitor views from employees over a twelve-month period to ensure that the work managers are doing around empowerment is having the desired effect.
As well as including internal benchmarking in the reporting, we are also providing external benchmarking for all of the survey items, so that our consulting client can discuss and provide context to the organisations results.
We thought you might be interested in seeing a few of the questions we are using:
- My manager encourages me to make my own decisions as far as possible
- My manager consults me before making decisions that will affect me
- This is the type of job in which I can feel a sense of accomplishment
In addition to the twelve empowerment items, we are also collecting information relating to teams and departments (plus other demographic data), so that we can provide reports at local level. We will use this information to provide trend analysis, identify areas where individuals feel empowered and areas that could learn from best practice within the organisation.