As of right now there isn’t a great way to measure employee engagement and company culture. But that doesn’t stop companies from trying.
In fact, you may have lived through this scenario…
You send out an employee survey saying that you want to improve the culture and make a better workplace where employees can feel good about their work and be more engaged. You don’t want to upset them with too many surveys so you only do this once a year but you pack in a ton of questions.
After about question 25, your employees grow old of the survey and they just want to get back to work. For the last 25 questions they hurry through it, sometimes even giving false information just to get it done.
Then you get the (skewed) results and it takes a couple of months to analyze it, present it to the management team in the form of a nice PowerPoint.
It takes them a two more months (at least) to create some new programs to get employee engagement and culture back on track.
Then they need to create a pretty PowerPoint to communicate the (usually watered-down) results that are six months old to the employee base.
The employees are sceptical, but the initiatives are launched. In the end the results usually fall far short of the goals.
At which point you say, “Well, maybe next year.” And, until then, you keep putting out fires as they flair up.
After a company goes through all of that with subpar results, no wonder they don’t want to do it again!
- Survey fatigue
- Measuring once a year
- Acting on out-dated results
- Actions from the top-down only
But what if we were able to reverse those four points?
- Measurement the employees willingly participate in
- Measure every day
- Real-time results = acting in the moment
- Action from bottom-up
This is what viaPing allows any company to do!
With viaPing, employees get only one question or statement (a “Ping”) a day. It takes less than 10 seconds to read and answer. From there, they don’t need to do anything else.
But if they want to share more information on that subject, they can (but it’s not required). Plus, they get to see the previous Ping’s results.
Seeing real-time results allows managers to act today on issues of today, rather than issues of six months ago.
Plus, when employees see the results, it becomes a topic of conversation. “Hey, did you see the score of the last Ping? What do you make of that? Do you think our team is like that? What can we do to make that better?”
Suddenly, you have an army of motivated people wanting to make a difference because they are armed with information.
Plus, if something comes up, you don’t need to wonder how it is affecting your employees. Just ask them and get feedback within 24 hours.
Right now we are in Private Beta stage. What that means:
- Companies who join use the service for free during this time.
- The employee facing part of the service is in prime production. This way, it doesn’t feel like a beta project to your employees.
- The admin section is still being worked on – features are being added and refined.
- Those who are in the private beta will receive a large discount when we go live and start charging as long as they are active.