Nearly a year after Indiana University partnered with Gallup to conduct the MyVoice@IU staff employee engagement survey, teams of staff at campuses across the state are hard at work implementing more than 300 action plans based on individual survey results for each unit.
"IU is committed to creating an environment where employees feel engaged in their work, where they feel valued and that their contributions matter," IU Vice President for Human Resources John Whelan said. "That's why the work on these action plans is so important. It's helping drive change that enhances the work environment at IU, and our engagement with that work and with our colleagues."
Behind the scenes
Here's how the process worked: Before survey results were distributed to individual units or departments, HR professionals in those units received special training to guide the interpretation and use of the results. HR and unit leadership then led discussions of the survey results with staff, focusing on which survey question(s) offered the best opportunity to enhance engagement at the unit level. The unit then created simple action plans to drive change.
The result? IU's more than 11,700 staff members have the opportunity to create and implement new processes and tools that will help IU continue to improve its work environment, Whelan said.
That includes teams in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs on the Bloomington campus, the IU School of Medicine and Student Services on the IU Kokomo campus.