In October, the University conducted the second annual employee engagement survey. Overall, 64 percent of University faculty and staff participated; Extension's response rate was 80 percent!
I want to thank all of you for taking the time to complete the employee engagement survey. We expect to receive the results in early 2015.
Last year was the first time the University conducted the survey, which is designed to measure drivers of engagement based on two key outcomes: commitment and dedication, which relate to individual motivation; and effective environment, which captures factors within a work group that support success.
Colleges and units were asked to review the results of the survey and identify specific actions that that would continue to create a workplace in which people thrive. During the summer, Extension leadership, centers and units met with their respective teams to review results and identify one to two actions that would make a positive difference. The results of those discussions were summarized in an Employee Engagement Survey Report that is available on the intranet.
Thank you again for your participation in the 2014 survey. I look forward to sharing the results with you.