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Action Planning

Action Planning and Engagement Tools

The tools below are here to support taking action in meaningful ways on feedback provided in the recent employee engagement survey.

College/unit leaders are responsible for both sharing survey results throughout the unit and for creating and implementing action plans to address survey findings. HR will be assisting this process within the units. Leaders work in partnership with HR, faculty and staff and communications to:

  • Review the college/unit report.
  • Download the report for a workgroup or department (all leaders who receive an emailed report through the Hay Group's Insights-to-Action site).
  • Communicate report results throughout your area, incorporating department/unit level information where appropriate. Communicating results to small, regular meeting groups is ideal and keeps the focus local. Ensure all staff and faculty have the opportunity to review their own workgroup’s survey results. 
  • Gather further information in key areas. See the Action Ideas and Resource Library, below.
  • Involve employees in the creation of action plans on between one to three areas of focus. Check with leadership on possible internal strategy for aligned efforts. 
  • Implement action plans. Action plans don't need to be fully completed to be useful--assembling an employee working group or beginning actions are just as powerful, if communicated. 
  • Report on successes and celebrate milestones; communicate and tie actions back to survey feedback. The 2014 survey will ask about results communication and actions taken as a result of the 2013 survey. 

 
Action Ideas and Resource Library

Commitment and Dedication

Action Ideas and Resources by Engagement Key Driver
Goals, communication, and
discussion questions (pdf)
Additional Resources
Overview of the resource/tool, leader's skill level and time to implement.
All audiences are leaders/managers unless noted (pdf)
Clear and Promising Direction


Commitment to Excellence 
Confidence in Leaders
Respect and Recognition
Development Opportunities
































 














Effective Environment

Action Ideas and Resources by Engagement Key Driver
Goals, communication, and discussion questions (pdf)
Additional Resources
Overview of the resource/tool, leader's skill level and time to implement.
All audiences are leaders/managers unless noted (pdf)
Clear Expectations and Feedback 
Authority and Empowerment 
Support and Resources
Collaboration
Work, Structure, and Process

















































More on Effective Environment


Training Resources

Interpreting Your Engagement Survey Report

Roles and Responsibilities


E2 Roles and Responsibilities