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Why surveys are failing you and your organization

Globally, employee engagement was recently reported at an abysmal 15%. With a number that low, it comes as no surprise that organizations are making significant attempts at improving employee engagement. Surveys are the tool most commonly used by leadership to engage employees and measure workplace conditions. But what if the surveys used to understand engagement actually stifle it? Here are a few reasons why surveys are actually doing more harm than good.

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Organizational change is hard - here's the proof

In this post, we have gathered key statistics about change and transformation. The numbers speak for themselves - managing change in organizations is hard, very hard. 

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9 reasons change managers use Qvest

I recently had the opportunity to speak at an event where the attendee list was mostly comprised of change agents working in large enterprise organizations. The highlight of the evening for me was when one of the participants asked what arguments she should use to convince her stakeholders to use Qvest.

I was just about to respond when it struck me that I was in a room full of people supremely qualified to answer that exact question - so I passed the baton on to the other participants, who described that Qvest:

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Change   Leadership

Top management is very busy wasting time

I bet you cannot think of a single large company that is not in the midst of a transformation. All large corporations are undergoing a profound, often digital, shift in the business that keeps the top management incredibly busy. Yet, none of these executives and companies have found the winning formula for succeeding with transformation. We know this from the statistics: Digital transformations have a dismal 16% success rate, and we know this from the anecdotal evidence: Many executives express that they do not know how to secure and measure employee buy-in to the transformation journey.

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Customer testimonial: Improving employee loyalty

A two-minute video from one of our Qvest customers. 

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The 4 levels of change maturity explained

The most common reason we fail in developing the change readiness in organizations is that we tend to think we can jump directly from an inactive organization to a proactive one - skipping the steps between. 

In the 2 min video below, Chief Methodologist at Qvest, Pia Lauritzen outlines the four levels of Change Maturity: Inactivity, Reactivity, Interactivity, and Proactivity. She also explains what it takes to level up the change maturity in your organization.

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TED talk: What you don't know about questions

Questions have the power to connect us, and they also have the power to separate us. In my recent TED talk, I explain why the key to successful communication is not about asking better questions, but instead about achieving a better balance of questioning and answering.

In the talk, I cover how:

  • NOT asking questions has brought me closer to my teenage son
  • A question from a co-worker did more to adjust my behavior than any instructions from a manager could ever have
  • Questions have the power to change the world

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