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6 Types of Poll Questions to Ask Employees on Applauz

published: April 27, 2020

When you ask someone their opinion or point of view, it’s often taken as a complimentyou’re telling the receiver you value their point of view.

In short, you respect their opinion, expertise, and point of view. These actions build trust and bonds between people.

That said, asking an employee’s opinion elicits the same positive response. 

Unsurprisingly, giving employees a voice drives employee motivation and engagement. Employees feel like their judgment matters when their input is valued.

Company Polls: Quickly Assess Everyone's Opinion

That said, if you’re a manager that is dealing with a large team or remote workforce, it can be a challenge to assess everyone’s opinion.

This is where Company Polls come in to help!

You can launch a Company Poll to gain valuable insights on absolutely anything; all you have to do is ask the right questions! Asset 84i

Typically, managers use Polls to gauge employee sentiment about a variety of topics.

Here are a few common contexts where surveying your employees can be useful. 

1. Assessing general employee sentiment & attitudes

Polls can be used in conjunction with Pulse Surveys to gauge general employee sentiment. You can also use Polls to gauge attitudes of specific Teams or Departments. 

  • How do you feel about the workload this week?
  • How do you feel about your productivity this week?
  • Do you feel like workplace distractions are a problem for you this week?
  • Are you feeling positive about the direction of our project?

2. Feeling out a new policy

Company Polls are an excellent option to use when implementing a new policy, and you would like preliminary employee feedback as quickly as possible.

  • What would you like our remote work policy to look like?
  • What would you prefer your work schedule to be?
  • What are the ideal start and end times to your day?
  • How long do you want your lunch breaks to be?

3. Deciding the “when & where” of any event

Throwing the best party or celebration depends on getting everyone's opinion and input. Before deciding on the details of a social event, be sure to survey your teams so that everyone is on the same page.Asset 66

  • What type of venue do you prefer for our holiday party?
  • What type of celebration would you like for your work anniversary?
  • How often can you attend an office happy hour?
  • Where should we host our happy hours?

4. Vote for the winner of a fun contest

When hosting a party or celebration with a contest, you can launch a Poll for your teams to cast their vote for the winner!

  • Who wore the best Halloween costume?
  • Who wore the ugliest Christmas sweater?
  • Who made the best dish for the holiday potluck?
  • Who mixed the best cocktail for the happy hour contest?

5. Gather feedback after an event

Polls are ideal when gathering feedback about a workplace event or activity. Anonymous feedback will help you improve the functions and initiatives so that they are even better next time around.

  • What did you enjoy the most about our holiday party?
  • What did you enjoy the most about your anniversary celebration this year?
  • What did you think about our company’s happy hour this month?

6. Questions to gauge employee sentiment while working during quarantine

In light of recent events, the work environment is transforming for everyone. These transitions can be a shock. And some employees handle stress better than others. As a result, staying connected to the sentiments of your workforce is crucial to managing teams in uncertain times.

  • How worried are you about the impact of coronavirus on you personally?
  • How worried are you about the impact of coronavirus on our company?
  • How easy or difficult is it for you to work effectively these days?
  • What is the biggest challenge you are currently facing while working remotelyAsset 17x
  • Thinking about your current work from home arrangements, how long is this something you could comfortably maintain?
  • How often would you like the leadership team to communicate how your company will handle business complications due to coronavirus?
  • How confident are you in the company's leadership team to make the right decisions to manage through this crisis?
  • How confident are you that you have the right resources and benefits from your company to help support you through this period?
  • What is your single greatest work-related concern right now?