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Employee surveys and change processes.

Employee surveys and change processes

Employee surveys are among the most frequently used management tools. They can be invaluable assets in change processes. But not every survey is a sure ticket to success. Matthias Zimmermann and Elisabeth Frank explain the ins and outs of a good employee survey in this article published in Changement! magazine (issue 04 May/June 2018, Handelsblatt Fachmagazin).

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The strategic employee survey and participatory organizational development - Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's concept for employee surveys

The strategic employee survey and participatory organizational development - Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's concept for employee surveys

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe's leading applied research organization. LOGIT has advised Fraunhofer, a persistent user of the employee survey as a strategic instrument, for many years. In this article published in the second edition of "Feedbackinstrumente in Unternehmen," a standard work edited by Ingela Jöns and Walter Bungard (Springer-Verlag, 2018), Matthias Zimmermann and Susanne Woltering describe how Fraunhofer's employee survey was developed and has since been steadily improved.

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Evidence-based management and strategic employee surveys. Guidelines, tips and notes on successful implementation

Evidence-based management and strategic employee surveys. Guidelines, tips and notes on successful implementation

How do you envisage and align an employee survey so as to maximize its strategic potential? The two founders of LOGIT, Matthias Zimmermann and Elisabeth Frank, describe LOGIT's time-tested approach to designing and developing successful employee surveys.

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Proof, please. Evidence-based management

Proof, please. Evidence-based management

The post-factual age. Fake news. This article by Matthias Zimmermann and Felix Brodbeck examines why it is so important to rely on solid facts rather than gut feeling when making management decisions—and how strategic employee surveys can help you do that.

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Ask and thou shalt receive

Ask and thou shalt receive

Employee engagement is more important than ever to a company's success—especially when it comes time to innovate. But how do you measure a workplace climate? And how can the right kind of innovation management improve this climate? Felix Brodbeck and Matthias Zimmermann offer some suggestions in this article that appeared in science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar's Reader.

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Strategic organizational development powered by the employee survey

Strategic organizational development powered by the employee survey

Data sourced from an employee survey deserves to be taken just as seriously as financial indicators and market research data. And taking it seriously means using it as a launch pad for organizational development. So how do you do that? Matthias Zimmermann and Felix Brodbeck outlined the essentials in this article.

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Please, no polling just for the sake of it

Please, no polling just for the sake of it

Quo vadis, employee survey? Read what Matthias Zimmermann, our Managing Director and the founder of LOGIT, has to say about the future of strategic employee surveys in this round-table conducted by Personalwirtschaft magazine.

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Between dashboard and dialog

Between dashboard and dialog

Is the classic employee survey obsolete? Is it too unwieldy, old-fashioned and too little like a dashboard? A worthy read, Journalist Winfried Gertz Case's edifying article draws on LOGIT case studies and an interview with Matthias Zimmermann.

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Nonsens oder Notwendigkeit: Mitarbeiterbefragungen in Krisenzeiten haben nicht durchweg negative und pessimistische Ergebnisse

Nonsense or necessity? The results of employee surveys conducted in times of crisis are not always negative and pessimistic

An iffy economic situation, staff cutbacks, trying times: Matthias Zimmermann, Felix Brodbeck and Jennifer Sparr present empirical data that show employee surveys do not necessarily turn out negatively in times of crisis.

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International leadership - the GLOBE Breviary in practice

International leadership - the GLOBE Breviary in practice

Felix Brodbeck briefly recaps twenty years of intercultural leadership and organizational research in the GLOBE project (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness) and many years practical experience with international employee surveys at LOGIT. This abstract furnishes key insights into making the most of this knowledge.

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