How strong is your workplace?

Gallup, as described in the book, First, Break All the Rules, determined through rigorous analysis the 12 questions which are the most useful in describing the strength of a workplace, and created a story describing the strength of your job in terms of climbing a mountain. And because a company who has figured out the world’s organizational problems using hard-core statistics can’t be wrong – here are the 12 questions:

Base Camp: “What do I get?”

1. Do I know what is expected of me at work?

2. Do I have the right materials and equipment I need to do my work right?

Camp 1: “What do I give?”

3. At work, do I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day?

4. In the last seven days, have I received recognition or praise for good work?

5. Does my supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about me as a person?

6. Is there someone at work who encourages my development?

Camp 2: “Do I belong here?”

7. At work, do my opinions seem to count?

8. Does the mission / purpose of my company make me feel like my work is important?

9. Are my co-workers committed to doing quality work?

10. Do I have a best friend at work?

Camp 3: “How can we all grow?”

11. In the last six months, have I talked with someone about my progress?

12. At work, have I had opportunities to learn and grow?

So how high on the mountain are you in your job?