Conduct a Situational Assessment
Tips for Successful Survey Implementation
First, double check the following:
- Management is supportive of the survey
- Policies are in place for handling any sensitive issues that might arise
- Instructions are clear and the format is consistent
- Participation in the survey is voluntary
- The tool(s) is easy to implement
- Time required is reasonable
- Timing is appropriate; there are not too many other surveys or deadlines, etc. occurring at the same time.
- Respondents will have access to the survey
- The survey is appropriate for the audiences' reading and/or literacy levels
- The tool(s) meet the objectives
- Cost and time are considered from various perspectives
When you look to implement your survey, if you are taking a comprehensive approach:
- Within the survey, acknowledge all three categories of CWHP, even if you are not assessing all three.
- Decide on the report format and audience before distribution of the survey.
- Tell recipients about the tool at least two times before distributing it.
- Clearly communicate the full process upfront.
- Follow-up according to the process to which you committed. This means meeting your goals on how and when you will report back to respondents.
- Train the healthy workplace committee so they are skilled in playing whatever role they have with regards to interpretation of the data.
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