Now if you want to do an ordinal value survey for employees, it may look like this…
Using the list below, please place in order from first priority to last the aspects of your work-life you want management to focus/improve on as of now (place letter only).
a) Your voice in decisions for changes in work environment
b) Your Employee Training
c) Your Safety and comfort of work environment
d) Fairness and equality between you and other employees
e) Managers listening to you
f) Managers respect for you
g) Stress on the job
h) Your wage compensation
i) Your benefits
Please list any other aspects of our service you want the list above to include.
Please place in order from first to last the top 5 aspects of work-life that you want our company to focus on, including the aspects you listed.
Using the list below, please place in order, from first to last, the areas you value most (place letter only)
a) Employee Recognition Program
b) Ability to make decisions
c) Comfortable work environment
d) Employee training program
e) Company Picnic
f) Christmas Party
Using the list above, please place in order, from first priority to last, the areas you want management to focus/improve on as of now.
Using the list below, please place in order from first to last, which of following areas you value most
a) Health benefits
b) Disability benefits
c) Retirement plan
d) Life insurance
e) Education service
f) Bereavement Pay
Using the same list above, please place in order from first priority to last the aspects of your work-life you want management to focus/improve on as of now.
The surveys acknowledge that while each area is important and should be a priority, there are scarce resources and they should be focused in certain areas based on the most urgent priorities.
At the same time, the surveys format gives management more tools to accurately signal resources in one direction or another. Using the average ranking of each category and other Statistical analysis of the data received, we can see what the majority of the population wants to prioritize and further invest our resources, instead of guessing what each cardinal number means.
There will further examples of the statistical applications of the data received another time, which will be more in tune with people’s preferences.
So who should set the priorities? The customers! How do we do that? By getting feedback from customer surveys that use subjective ordinal rankings that are critical to characteristics
Now that you have some examples, there has to be a method to analyzing the data received. That will be covered in a another post 🙂