Reducing Risk with Climate Surveys

Over the past few years, we’ve worked with many Tribal organizations to reduce their human capital risk. We never guess at where our clients should start. Instead, we take a holistic look at the data, culture, and organization as a whole to inform our recommendations. One of the tools that we use to establish a baseline for reducing risk is a climate survey.

What are Climate Surveys?

Climate Surveys are a set of observations, opinions, and beliefs about your organization. They’re often a result of carefully crafted questions, assessing the needs of your organization and used as a stepping stone for effective training and development. They are a direct method of gathering employee opinions that would otherwise be unknown to management.

The survey administration process includes a needs analysis, focus groups (if applicable), questionnaire design, review, staff communication, instrument calibration, survey plan, administration of the plan, data analysis, results and recommendations, and presentation of findings. The comprehensive process ensures the integrity of the data and accuracy of the final report.

Climate Survey Insights

A professionally designed survey is strategic and includes topics ranging from company values to employee retention. The resulting data provides insights in nine core areas, such as:

  1. Management Values at Work
  2. Personal Values at Work
  3. Communication
  4. Job Satisfaction
  5. Compensation and Benefits
  6. Corporate Climate
  7. Corporate Stability
  8. Company Drive
  9. Workforce Retention

Reducing Risk with Climate Surveys

A list of Organization Management and Development outcomes and recommendations are prepared after the climate survey results are analyzed. When recommendations are implemented, organizations reduce their risk and realize benefits like:

  • Increased communication
  • Motivated employees
  • Improved job satisfaction
  • Increased productivity
  • Higher retention rates

We’ve completed climate surveys on many tribal organizations. Many of them realize a significant increase in employee participation and all of them have clear next steps to close the gaps. If you’re ready to reduce your human capital risk, we’d love to help you get started. Give us a call to get started.