Take Home #3 – Organizational Behavior
NPO Great Places to Work Survey
1) Read the attached RFP from Independent Sector that was released in 2008.
2) Assume the role of a consultant who will be submitting a ‘bid’ for consideration for undertaking this project.
First take the following steps:
a) Review the ‘great places to work’ surveys that have been developed by Fortune and DiversityInc. What rationale do you believe that they were each using to develop their surveys? Do you think they accurately measure what’s important to employees in the sectors represented? Give specific examples.
b) How would you go about creating a survey design for employees in/of the nonprofit sector? Would you first consider reasons why people enter the nonprofit workplace to begin with? If so, what are those factors? What else would you consider (ie: environmental scan, per the RFP).
c) Create a sample survey and modes for gaining input (ie: short answer, Likert scales, etc.). What questions will you use and why? Is the survey applicable to small organizations as well as large ones or will you have to design more than one model? Include your survey as an appendix to your paper that summarizes all of your rationale. Pretend like this is the real deal, so lots of attention to professionalism!
d) How might you distribute the survey to ensure optimal results among nonprofit employees of all kinds? How might the results be used? What recognition efforts might you establish for those nonprofit organizations that rank ‘highest’ based on your survey design?
All questions must be addressed. Address each letter/number separately.