I was sitting here thinking about employee engagement and it made me think about a staff meeting I had with my old ‘mentor’, Dianne Olson, at Medical Arts Press.  I remembered discussing 12 questions, but could only think of one of them.  Hence began my rummaging:-)  And lucky for me I found the list…

12 Questions

These 12 questions measure the core elements needed to attract, focus, and keep the most talented employees.  The first six are the most crucial.*

1.  Do I know what is expected of me at work?

2. Do I have the right materials and equipment I need to do my work right?

3. At work, do I have the oportunity to do what I do best every day?

4. In the last seven days, have I recieved recognition or praise for doing good work?

5. Does my supervisor seem to care about me as a person?

6. Is there someone at work who encourages my development?

7. At work, do my opinions seem to count?

8. Does the mission/purpose of my company make me feel my job is important?

9. Are my co-workers committed to doing quality work?

10. Do I have a best friend at work?

11. In the last six months, has someone at work talked to me about my progress?

12. This last year, have I had opportunities at work to learn and grow?

*First, Break All The Rules
Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman, 1999
The Gallup Organization