What does a good employee survey supply?
Honest information for precise improvement and development.
Each survey happens in a “bottom-up” perspective. The employees are involved and are motivated to bring in their views, ideas and propositions.
What really results of it, is often sobering. Either nothing happens, or the results are taken as easy justification for already taken measures or the effort for change is considered as being disproportional.
Measure critical success factors, show possible course of action.
Many employee surveys deliver results with which the organization cannot act in a concrete manner (i.e. the result from a conventional survey: “The trust in the subordinates is 5”).
The transfer to the given question and the course of action is missing. The organization is left alone with the intellectual conclusions.