Climate Surveys and Focus Group Facilitation
Focus Group Facilitation
The primary purpose of focus group research is to draw upon respondents’ attitudes, feelings, beliefs, experiences, and reactions to the organization’s climate and work environment. Focus groups allow you to gather employee feedback before you decide to launch a training program.
We will place employees in an interactive virtual group setting to explore through carefully drafted questions prepared with the assistance of leadership to probe and gather specific information about whatever the challenges are in the workplace. This exercise will facilitate the types of training we will recommend.
As Facilitator and Recorder, our role is to gather information regarding each participant’s experience concerning inclusion. Inclusive work settings are workplaces where;
- Employees feel respected
- Employees experience a sense of belonging
- Employees are empowered to contribute to work processes
- Employees have a fair chance of progressing their careers
Needs Assessment/Climate Surveys
Needs Assessment Surveys/Climate Surveys are also used to obtain feedback about the climate of your organization in an anonymous manner. The results of the survey then guide future action. Generally, the needs that are rated most important are the ones that get addressed. You should conduct a survey:
- To learn more about what your group or community needs are. A good survey can supplement your own sharp-eyed observations and experiences. It can give you detailed information from a larger and more representative group of people than you could get from observation alone.
- To get a more honest and objective description of needs, than people might tell you publicly.
- To become aware of possible needs that you never saw as particularly important or that you never even knew existed.
- To make sure any actions you eventually take or join in are in line with needs that are expressed by your employees.