Culture for Agile organisations (Survey)

Run a survey to create opportunities for change for individuals in Agile organisations that leaders can easily action.

Surveys should be carried out on a regular basis such as quarterly to continually assess culture and create opportunities for change that can be actioned within an Agile environment.

This is a simple variation of the Culture survey where some questions have been revised to use Agile terminology. 

We recommend keeping surveys below 10 minutes to complete. Long surveys can cause fatigue and result in poor data quality.

Survey structure

    • Questions are grouped by category to ensure that the survey is easy to follow for participants.
    • We recommend asking 3 - 10 rated scale questions followed by 1 open text question for each category, as survey's are naturally measurement focused over conversational.
    • The open text questions for each category relates directly to the rated scale question asked immediately before it to ensure a logical flow for the participants.
    • Including messages, instructions and encouragement throughout the survey helps with understanding and engagement.

📝Note: This survey can be also be run as a weekly conversation set instead.

 

Below is a culture for Agile organisations survey broken down to the 4 categories.


 

Part 1 (Engagement)

Type Survey
Preamble

Kia ora! (Hello!)

Please use this survey to tell us about your experience at working in an Agile environment.

It should only take 5 minutes to complete. Your response will help us make life better for you at work.

First up, reflect on how engaged you are feeling at the moment.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Rated scale questions

1. My squad makes good use of my skills, knowledge, and experience.    

2. My role provides me with a sense of fulfilment.    

3. I enjoy working in an agile way.    

Open text question What do you find enjoyable about working in a squad?
Message Ka pai! (Well done!)

 

Part 2 (Well-being)

Type Survey
Preamble

Next up, we'd like to understand more about your well-being.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Rated scale questions

1. I feel safe at work.

2. I feel like [org] cares about my mental well-being.

3. I feel comfortable with the volume of work we commit to for each sprint.

Open text question Can you think of a recent example when the squad overcommitted?
Message Ka rawe! (Excellent!)

 

Part 3 (Culture and Environment)

Type Survey
Preamble

Nearly there! Next let's reflect on the culture and environment at [org].

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Rated scale questions

1. It is clear what is expected of my squad.

2. My squad is trusted to make decisions about how we deliver value. 

3. My squad has the right tools to support an agile way of working.    

Open text question Would anything help you perform your role better?
Message Tino pai! (Very good!)

 

Part 4 (Fairness and Inclusion)

Type Survey
Preamble

Finally, it's time to reflect about fairness and inclusion at work.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

Rated scale questions

1. I feel connected to my squad.    

2. I feel comfortable sharing my ideas with my squad.

3. I feel like a valued member of my squad.

Open text question Feeling valued - what does that look like for you in your squad?
Message

Tino mīharo! (Amazing!)

You're all done, thank you!