A Useful Staff Survey

by ukcivilservant

I confess that I am sceptical of the value of most ‘People Surveys’ and the like. The civil service survey has 74 questions! Does it really provides reliable and useful information for individual managers?

If you share these concerns then I offer this very simple questionnaire for managers to copy and/or recommend. I felt that its blunt questions gave me a very useful summary of colleagues’ views. Analyses by grade and Section (management unit) worked well in enabling me to spot significant problems.

(I used Framework – a small consultancy that no longer exists – to ensure anonymity. )

Martin Stanley
Editor – Understanding Government