Surveys are generally carried out in an organization by the management itself. Employees’ responses aid in assessing the general vibe in the work environment, especially regarding changes in policies or introduction of new regulations or to know the scope of improvement in various facets of work.
However, keeping this aspect aside, surveys can be designed as a fun activity for the respondents as well as assessors. On the surface, it might simply seem to be a fun exercise, but such surveys can be a great tool for Employee Engagement. They act as conversation starters; they lighten up work environment & add a lot of positivity to interactions at work. Regular well-planned fun surveys can help peer relationships to improve.
Some fun survey ideas for employees could be:
- Current Events
Does your professional circle know about the latest happenings in their country, state or city & do they hold an opinion about it? Find what your peers think about burning topics & the current events which have a direct or indirect effect on everyone.
- About Me
Know fun facts about your peers. Try questions like, “What is the most interesting thing about you?”, “What is your biggest pet peeves?”, “What would you be doing if you were not in your current job role?” or “Name one of your qualities which you would like to see in your peers as well”.
- Pop Culture Personality
“Which Game of Thrones character would you be?”, “Which FRIENDS character do you relate to the most?” or “Which celebrity would you like to be in real life?”. Such surveys can help co-workers break ice in informal conversations.
- Embracing the inner geek
“Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings?”, “Batman or Superman?”, “PS4 vs Xbox1?”, “Angels and Demons or The Da Vinci Code?”, “Monopoly, Scotland Yard, Game of Life or Scrabble, which game do you like the most?”, “If you could pick a superpower, which would you choose?”, “What is your all-time favourite karaoke song?”.
- Vacation Destination
Italy? Iceland? India? Poll your employees about their past vacation experience or future vacation preference. This can offer a lot of insight on which destination is preferred by people at your organization as well as reviews to help you decide where to go next.
Setting up surveys can be fun too!
In fact, such surveys can be set up by any employee, not just the management. With a platform like CircleYard, setting up surveys can be easy & fun! CircleYard allows customization of categories. The CircleYard ‘Administrator’ can create a category called ‘Surveys’ which could be used to post such surveys regularly. Whatever the survey topics are, it’s important to share & discuss the results with all employees. This adds to the fun & enjoyment. In the long run, employees will discover more & more about their peers leading to strong bonds at work. Friendships & fun keep employees attached to their workplace and contribute immensely to employee engagement & retention.