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Complimentary Upcoming Webinar: Finding and Acting on the Most Useful Employee Survey Comments

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Pulling the Golden Needles out of the Haystack: 

Finding and Acting on the Most Useful Employee Survey Comments

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 12:30 PM EDT, 9:30 AM PST
By: Victoria Hendrickson, PhD

Open ended survey questions provide an opportunity for individual employees to provide ideas, thoughts, feedback and general comments in a safe, confidential manner. While this is a valuable opportunity for all to have a voice, it is not without purpose. Consumers of survey data hope to gain insight from the perspective of the employee in order to drive organizational change and general improvements.

While survey comments have the potential to provide valuable information, they also can be burdensome to analyze. Though various software packages are available for qualitative analysis, these tone and frequency analytics lose the human element of the comments. In addition, software packages do not easily identify the specific, actionable suggestions that are most useful for organizational improvement. We conducted three related studies that aim to provide survey users with the capability to identify comments useful for organizational change, and encourage survey respondents across cultures to provide these comments.

In this session, we use the results of our proprietary research to:

1. Demonstrate how you can apply small changes to obtain more comments likely to drive organizational change,

2. Help you identify the needles in the haystack – we will show you how to find the most useful comments, and

3. Discuss how to take action on comment data.

We are excited to inform you that this webinar can also help you earnHRCI credits. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Register here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinars. We look forward to “seeing” you there!


The OV Team

Dr. Victoria Hendrickson   

Dr. Victoria Hendrickson, Consultant at OrgVitality, helps strategically design and develop employee surveys, 360’s, customer surveys and linkage research, as well as conduct research reviews and statistical support for product development. Victoria comes to OrgVitality with a background in human resources and organizational development. She conducts applied research on topics of survey comments, organizational ambidexterity, and executive coaching. Victoria received her undergraduate degree in Social Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California, and her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology at Alliant International University.

Written by Jeffrey M. Saltzman

June 30, 2015 at 12:38 pm

ALAMO: A New Performance Model (Webinar)

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Upcoming complimentary webinar on Performance Management. Please join us! Jeff

Strategic 360s

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Please join OrgVitality for our next webinar in the 2015 series!

ALAMO: A New Diagnostic Performance Model for Individuals, Teams and Organizations

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 12:30 PM EDT, 9:30 AM PST

David Bracken, PhD

Performance management and improvement are discussed constantly at all levels of an organization, i.e., individual, team and organizational. We can argue that all performance is sub-optimal (improvable), so the question is: what are the primary factors that drive performance, and then how to ensure that all those causal factors receive full consideration when prescribing interventions. Just considering individual performance alone, ALAMO addresses a huge need to provide managers with tools that support their critical roles of coaching and performance management.

The webinar introduces the ALAMO model of performance that is an acronym which mathematically combines ALignment, Ability, Motivation and Opportunity. We will discuss the value of acronyms, such as SMART and GROW, that…

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Written by Jeffrey M. Saltzman

June 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm

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