The Polly Blog

The latest from Polly on polls, surveys, and how to build a better workplace.

Nhi Nguyen - March 18, 2018 - 2 Min Read

Compare relationships across multiple variables with crosstabs

We got a lot of valuable feedback from our core customers that showed there was a need for the ability to dig deep into their most important survey responses and uncover relationships across variables – which is why we're so excited to announce that cross-tabulations are now available for deeper insights into their data. 
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Nhi Nguyen - March 18, 2018 - 3 Min Read

Slice and dice your data with demographic segmentation

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.
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Nhi Nguyen - March 18, 2018 - 2 Min Read

Visualize your data with chart types and trend lines

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. We're so thrilled to announce that charts and trend history are back and even better than ever before.
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Nhi Nguyen - March 18, 2018 - 5 Min Read

Your data just got richer with CSV exports

Whether you wanted to export all of your one-off survey results for an aggregated view, or wanted to analyze your organizational health segmented by departments, or wanted to create your own pivot charts of your recurring survey trends over time, now you can with CSV exports – where you set the limits to what you can uncover with your data.
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Nhi Nguyen - February 28, 2018 - 2 Min Read

Collaborating with Google Cloud to bring in polling for Hangouts Chat public launch

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.
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Nhi Nguyen - January 16, 2018 - 6 Min Read

5 workflows you should measure to supercharge your team in 2018

Polly workflows to measure in 2018
If you're not already initiating some of your simple, everyday workflows in Slack – now's the time to do so. Instead of having all of your asynchronous workflows live in isolation, they can live in a shared collaborative space where all your best work happens. We've handpicked five workflows you should be measuring in 2018 that are either used often by our customers, we use ourselves, or see customers use to gain insight into their organizational health.
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Nhi Nguyen - January 3, 2018 - 3 Min Read

Is your company culture increasing employee motivation?

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. The truth is, your company can take tangible steps to build a strong corporate culture that increases employee motivation. If you do, you are likely to see a clear, positive impact on employee productivity and business profitability.
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Nhi Nguyen - December 1, 2017 - 4 Min Read

The Best Way to Discuss and Share Employee Survey Results

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.
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Nhi Nguyen - November 28, 2017 - 7 Min Read

Employee communiciation matters: how to adapt and improve your employee communication practices

We had mentioned in the previous post with the infographic that there's work to be done to improve employee communication. But where exactly do you start?
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Nhi Nguyen - November 28, 2017 - 1 Min Read

8 Surprising Stats That Show Employee Communication Counts More Than Ever (Infographic)

If you're not fully convinced that employee communication matters to your organization, take a look at the following 8 statistics in the infographic below. In the next post, we'll discuss exactly how you can adapt your communications to be more interactive, engaging, and valuable to not only your organization's morale, but your bottom line as well.
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