Whether you're creating surveys for just your team or for your whole organization, there's a pretty good chance that you'd want to take a look at your results through different lens. While having all results display is important for a high-level overview, sometimes it's helpful to filter and compartmentalize your results. You may even find that you uncover insights that you wouldn't have been able to see before with the raw results.
Introducing result sharing permissions
For important company-wide results for a survey, there's a good chance that other people in your company will need access to it, too. Some examples would be your supervisor, investors, department head, or your cross-functional project lead. We strive to continuously foster the same culture of openness and transparency that Slack is ubiquitous with – which is what Polly aims to do by increasing the ability to share out important results to your stakeholders.
Anytime that you need to do a side-by-side comparison of how different groups of respondents answer your survey questions, cross tabulations are an extremely handy analysis tool that compares the relationship between two questions within a survey. Cross-tabulations essentially provide a different view of your survey results that help to understand the differences (and/or similarities) in responses from separate groups of people.
Segmenting your results can be tremendously useful in situations where you want to use population demographics to compare results across different attributes such as: gender, age, departments, office location, salary level, seniority at company, and more. This helps to aggregate your data in a way that's useful to discovering trends among common groups. For example, does the Seattle office location have a higher job satisfaction rate than the San Francisco office?
Introducing historical trends and charts
Measuring trends over time is a crucial part of running any recurring poll or survey – it helps to uncover insights into the effectiveness of your initiative, or the sentiments of your team over time, that you wouldn't be able to see from a single view. It also eliminates the time spent actually creating these charts yourself, when they're readily available within your Polly web app dashboard. Plus, we think the charts and trend lines are visually appealing :) along with making your data more easily digestible, of course.
Introducing data export capabilities
When you're running a large employee engagement survey with an audience of several hundred people with a series of questions you need to analyze, it becomes cumbersome to have to sift through each of the questions and manually enter them into an Excel spreadsheet in order to analyze your results. As teams started moving some of their important survey workflows into Slack with Polly, there suddenly became a large need to be able to export poll or survey data for additional data manipulation or advanced analysis, depending on the team's organizational need.
Almost a year after the announcement of the Hangouts Chat beta that a targeted set of G Suite users had access to, we're so thrilled to announce that Polly has teamed up with the folks over at G Suite to bring forth a simple polling integration for the official public launch of Hangouts Chat.
With the new year comes lots of new and exciting changes to the Polly product! We've been working hard in 2017 to bring forth the necessary improvements to existing functionality and entirely new features that all have the common goal to help you be even more productive and efficient in 2018.
Today’s business leaders understand that every organization has its own culture. Yet, many may view culture as an indefinable force that is difficult to control. This causes some companies to miss out on the benefits that fostering a positive culture can offer.
Using surveys to solicit employee feedback has long been a part of sound management practice, but the way surveys are conducted has changed over time as workplace communication and the state of survey technology have changed. Until recently, email was the dominant communication tool in the workplace, and online survey tools represented the predominant method of feedback collection. Today, however, email has given way to more efficient cloud-based communication and collaboration tools such as Slack and Microsoft Teams, and new survey technology has also emerged that is better suited to a cloud-based paradigm. Here are some best practices for conducting, sharing, and discussing employee survey results in today’s workplace using current technology.