The Wisdom Out Happiness Survey
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Thank you for participating in the Wisdom Out Happiness Survey which looks at the relationship between the sources of workplace happiness, levels of happiness and meaning and organizational growth toward goals. The survey will only take 15-20 minutes of your time, will get you thinking about happiness, and will be enormously helpful to the Wisdom Out community.


Not only will we write about the findings of this survey and the implications for leaders and organizations, but we also have a webinar scheduled to take place on May 10 to discuss them. Be sure to fill in your current email address so we can send you the report and information about the webinar.


To thank you for participating in this survey, you'll receive a complimentary PDF file that you can share in your organization titled: "Happy: 25 Things Organizations Can Do To Increase Happiness in the Workplace."

Thank you again for your kind participation.

 

 

For questions, 1, 2, and 3: Please tell us your personal top three sources of happiness and energy during the workday. In other words, when you go home feeling like you've had a good day, when you feel happy and energized, what happened during the work day?

 

 
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When (type in your response in the space provided below) happens during the work day, I feel happy, and I go home feeling renewed and energized (write in just one idea in this first space).

 

 

 

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When (type in your response in the space provided below) happens during the work day, I feel happy, and I go home feeling renewed and energized (write in just one idea in this second space).

 

 

 

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When (type in your response in the space provided below) happens during the work day, I feel happy, and I go home feeling renewed and energized (write in just one idea in this third space).

 

 

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Now, thinking about the answers you provided to the  first three questions, please classify each of those responses by selecting the best one category below. If none of the categories provided best describe your response, please feel free to make up your own category and type it in "Other."

 

 

 

 
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The answer I gave as my FIRST on the job happiness and energy source in QUESTION 1 can best be classified as:

 

 

Positive conversations/interac-
tions with others (colleagues/stakehold-
ers/clients/direct reports)
When I see stakeholders benefit; having a meaningful impact
Getting things done on my "to do" list
Seeing growth toward a common organizational goal (progress in accomplishing meaningful work)
Giving or receiving service and gratitude
On the job learning or teaching others or problem solving
Brief on the job Interludes and stress busters
Other  
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The answer I gave as my SECOND on the job happiness and energy source in QUESTION 2 can best be classified as:

 

 

 

Positive conversations/interac-
tions with others (colleagues/stakehold-
ers/clients/direct reports)
When I see stakeholders benefit; having a meaningful impact
Getting things done on my "to do" list
Seeing growth toward a common organizational goal (progress in accomplishing meaningful work)
Giving or receiving service and gratitude
On the job learning or teaching others or problem solving
Brief on the job Interludes and stress busters
Other  
  • Comment:

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The answer I gave as my THIRD on the job happiness and energy source in QUESTION 3 can best be classified as:

 

 

 

 

Positive conversations/interac-
tions with others (colleagues/stakehold-
ers/clients/direct reports)
When I see stakeholders benefit; having a meaningful impact
Getting things done on my "to do" list
Seeing growth toward a common organizational goal (progress in accomplishing meaningful work)
Giving or receiving service and gratitude
On the job learning or teaching others or problem solving
Brief on the job Interludes and stress busters
Other  
  • Comment:

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How many days per week out of a typical five day work week, do one or more of the top three sources of happiness and energy for you (from questions 1-3) occur?

 

 

 

1 day per week
2 days per week
3 days per week
4 days per week
five days per week
Other  
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How happy are you overall?

 

 

 

Not Happy Rarely Happy Moderately Happy Most of the Time Very Happy Most of the Time        
       
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How meaningful do you find your work?

 

Not Meaningful Slightly Meaningful Meaningful Most Days Extremely Meaningful, I make a difference        
       
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The following questions will allow you to type in your organizations three most important goals or priorities for the last 12 months and tell us about your results.

 

 

 
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The first goal/priority for my organization for the last 12 months is:

 

 

 

 

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Relative to your organization's FIRST goal/priority for the last 12 months, what best characterizes your results?

 

 

Above targeted growth in this goal/priority
On target for growth in this goal/priority
Below targeted growth in this goal/priority
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The second goal/priority for my organization for the last 12 months is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Relative to your organization's SECOND goal, priority for the last 12 months, what best characterizes your results?

 

 

 

 

Above targeted growth in this goal/priority
On target for growth in this goal/priority
Below targeted growth in this goal/priority
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The third goal/priority for my organization for the last 12 months is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Required 15.

Relative to your organization's THIRD goal/priority for the last 12 months, what best characterizes your results?

 

 

 

 

Above targeted growth in this goal/priority
On target for growth in this goal/priority
Below targeted growth in this goal/priority
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From your perspective, how related is your overall happiness level (as you indicated in Question #8), to the contributions you made through your role, to the goals/priorities of the organization over the last twelve months? 

 

 

Unrelated Somewhat related Related Strongly and directly related        
       
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What is your organization's primary business activity or industry?

 

 

 

 

Education
Health Care
Business, Professional Services
Technology
Financial Services, Real Estate, Insurance
Entrepreneur
Professional Development, Consulting, Coaching
Public Services
Non-Profit
Other  
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Which of the following best describes your title within your organization?

 

 

 

 

School site administrator (principal, asst. principal, dean)
CEO, President, Superintendent of Schools
School district office administrator, leader
Teacher or other K-12 educator position
University educator
University administrator
Nurse
Nurse educator
Nurse administrator
Executive VP, Senior VP
Director
Manager
Analyst
Other  
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Your responses to this survey are completely confidential. If you would like to join the Wisdom Out community (receive our newsletter with information about our complimentary webinars), and receive the PDF file, "Happy: 25 Things Organizations Can Do To Increase Happiness in the Workplace,"  please enter the information indicated below.

 

 

 


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