How to write good poll questions?

Digital polls are important for organizations as they provide a quick and cost-effective way to gather valuable insights from employees. In particular, digital polls can play a crucial role in measuring employee engagement and fostering a positive culture within the organization.

Microsoft Teams is a widely used communication platform and provides increased accessibility, real-time results, improved collaboration, ease of use, integration with other Microsoft products, and increased engagement. The poll feature in Microsoft Teams is user-friendly, making it easy for employees to participate and providing organizations with valuable insights.

  1. Keep it simple: Avoid using complex language or technical terms that may be difficult for respondents to understand. Example: “On a scale of 1 to 5, how satisfied are you with your current role at the company?”
  2. Be specific: Ask specific questions that relate to the topic you are trying to measure. Example: “How often do you feel that your contributions to the team are recognized and appreciated?”
  3. Use clear and concise wording: Use clear and concise wording that clearly states the question being asked. Example: “Do you feel that the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives are effective?”
  4. Offer multiple response options: Provide a range of response options that accurately reflect the range of possible answers. Example: “How do you rate the company’s work-life balance policies?” Response options: 1- Poor, 2- Fair, 3- Good, 4- Very Good, 5- Excellent
  5. Avoid leading questions: Avoid asking questions that are biased or that lead respondents to a particular answer. Example: “Do you believe that the company’s policies are fair and unbiased?”
  6. Be inclusive: Make sure that the questions and response options are inclusive and do not exclude any groups of people. Example: “How comfortable are you with the company’s accommodations for employees with disabilities?”
  7. Avoid double-barreled questions: Avoid asking two questions in one, as this can lead to confusion and bias in the results. Example: “Do you feel that your job is both challenging and fulfilling?”
  8. Test your questions: Before conducting the poll, test your questions to ensure they are clear and easy to understand. Example: Ask a few colleagues to review the questions and provide feedback to ensure they are clear and easy to understand.

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