PULSING IN THE MODERN WORKPLACE
Imagine a company using a business system from the 1950s , say an IT system or payroll or a performance management system – hard to imagine isn’t it? Yet this is exactly what we do when it comes to employee surveys – the way we gather people analytics.
Once or twice a year a survey is trotted out and questions from 50-60years ago are asked and re-asked year in and year out. We only get to see the results 3 months after they’ve been submitted and use them to compare ourselves to organisations that might be nothing like us or tell us how we’re doing on our journey. And, for good measure, we can pay hundreds of thousands of pounds for this privilege.
Madness? Most definitely. And yet today most large companies do just this every year without fail.