The month of September, managers and supervisors were asked to share the results of the Employee Engagement Survey with their direct reports and conduct State of the Team meetings to discuss the results as a group. For October, the goal is for teams to collectively create a simple action plan to address one area of opportunity that came out of the State of the Team discussions. We are excited and encouraged to see action plans already being created across campus.
For departments and units who haven’t begun their action plans, keep in mind, they are intended to be simple and achievable and focused on a single topic. The important thing is that the plans be created together as a team. Perfection is not the goal and any action that enables and encourages conversation between staff and supervisors is improving employee engagement.
Simple action plans may be to host a question-and-answer forum each month or each quarter during which team members suggest ideas or raise concerns, or it could be creating a notice board where employees can request materials or supplies. The actions do not have to be complex, they just need to be thoughtful and intentional.
The Employee Engagement Survey website (engage.unm.edu) has resources available for staff who want to learn more about the survey and what engagement means, plus there is background and resources to help better understand the Gallup Q12 questions, including information on next steps in the survey process.
If there are any questions on the process or if assistance is needed, please contact the engagement team at firstname.lastname@example.org