Are We Where We Want to Be?
Before we implement initiatives or changes, it can be useful to engage in a process to clearly define the need for improvement or the problem to be solved. These questions and tips can be used by individuals or teams to question their past and future improvement efforts and problems to set themselves up for success.
Are We Surveying Too Much?
Superintendent Greg Gibson has a great question for Dr. Janet Pilcher during this video, "Do we run the risk of survey burnout with doing so many surveys?" Watch as they explore what causes survey burnout, and what you can do as the leader to prevent it.
How do I know what to measure?
Checking in and monitoring each measure of success validates the use of the right measures and keeps us focused on what it takes to reach each goal. This exercise guides teams in reviewing measures that matter and discussing adjustments needed to experience success.
What do I focus on?
Data helps us know where to focus our efforts. In this video, an executive leader explains how her team used data to make the best use of time and talent. She describes the importance of starting with data, engaging multiple voices, and using the feedback to make decisions.
How do I share results with stakeholders?
Transparently sharing results increases engagement and provides data to guide improvement. In this Coaching Clip, Dr. JoAnn Sternke illustrates the basic elements of a results rollout process and provides reassurance for leaders looking to use data to drive growth.
Less is More
After leaders spend time developing strategic plans for the organization, they connect with their teams about what actions matter the most. Using a narrow focus, leaders align the organization's larger goals to individual quarterly goals, and conduct regular progress monitoring to maximize results.
How do I know what matters?
As leaders, we are in a unique position to direct what is important in the organization and therefore what to measure. We want to work in organizations with clear goals and the strategies for success are equally clear. The performance level of an organization can be verified by reviewing the key metrics.
Focus on moving to the highest level
While survey item means and overall means are calculated and provide important information to monitor growth, top box shows the percentage of respondents who select the highest response category. Interpretation of these results from a survey offers the opportunity to focus on creating a best place to work and serve environment.