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  • Surveys are One Part of Your Listening Strategy. Are You Over Relying on Them?

    Surveys are One Part of Your Listening Strategy. Are You Over Relying on Them?

    As organizations become more adept at using surveys to gather employee input, there can be a tendency to use surveying as a default – even when it may not be the best method for accomplishing your goal. Survey tools can give everyone the opportunity to share their opinions confidentially, track progress over time, understand the relationship […]

  • Tired of Low Response Rates on Your Surveys? Invest in This.

    Tired of Low Response Rates on Your Surveys? Invest in This.

    The hard work is done. You’ve thoughtfully designed your survey, you’ve accounted for all the ways you want to view the data and you’ve taken steps to ensure a great user experience.Now, one question remains – will people actually take it?At Newmeasures, one of the first topics we address with clients when kicking off a […]

  • Why You Should Listen Differently in 2021

    Why You Should Listen Differently in 2021

    What hasn’t changed as a result of 2020? Not much. The way we work, how we connect with others and pretty much every element of ‘the employee experience’ is in the process of being redefined. It’s not surprising then that our listening strategy – including how we listen, when we tune in, and what we measure […]

  • Start the Conversation: “What Engagement Means to You”

    Start the Conversation: “What Engagement Means to You”

    Many employees are asked to fill out engagement surveys, but they aren’t often asked what engagement really means to them. As part of an ongoing effort to focus on and improve the experience of their workforce, Border States Electric (BSE) has stepped back to fully understand this important perspective.

  • Are You Walking your Talk on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion? 2 Ways to Find Out.

    Are You Walking your Talk on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion? 2 Ways to Find Out.

    “Diversity is being invited to the party; Inclusion is being asked to dance.”-Verna MyersThe current social justice movement has led to an important push for organizations to look inside their four walls and honestly examine how their culture, policies and practices support diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I).One key component to a committed DE&I program is […]

  • How Do You Lead in Times of Chaos?

    How Do You Lead in Times of Chaos?

    One of my core values as a leader is authenticity. I have always tried to be transparent and open with my team, no matter the circumstances. I’m finding this particularly challenging during the COVID-19 crisis, as I work to balance being vulnerable and sharing my own fears and struggles, and also being a comfort and […]

  • Supporting Your Team Through Coronavirus

    Supporting Your Team Through Coronavirus

    The world is still working to understand the coronavirus and COVID-19, but you and your team are likely already feeling its impact. The latest reports according to NBC News reports, World Health Organization, state government leaders and health officials show people in more than 90 countries, including the U.S, have been infected. Many people are […]

  • Why Managers are the Gateway to Employee Engagement

    Why Managers are the Gateway to Employee Engagement

    Who was the best boss you’ve ever had? What types of behavior did they exhibit to earn your respect and trust? Now think about the most difficult person you’ve ever had to report to. What made it frustrating? Finally, consider how you showed up to work under each of these individuals. I’d hedge a bet […]

  • Asking ‘How Are You?’ is Meaningless: Tips for Truly Connecting at Work

    Asking ‘How Are You?’ is Meaningless: Tips for Truly Connecting at Work

    At Newmeasures, we spend a lot of time thinking about how organizations listen. We advise organizations about which questions they should be asking employees, with what frequency, and what to do with the feedback. And while organizations can certainly become more strategic and sophisticated in their approach to listening, at the heart of it all, […]

  • Employees Are Demanding Organizations Evolve How They Listen: Are You Keeping Up?

    Employees Are Demanding Organizations Evolve How They Listen: Are You Keeping Up?

    Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? Your organization tries to respond to employee feedback, but nothing ever happens to close the loop to see if what was done actually made an impact. Your organization occasionally sends out employee surveys but doesn’t have an easy way for employees to share when they have an idea […]

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