Template Survey to assess Employee Use of Social Media

Version 2

    [This draft Social Media Survey was created by Taylor Flagg, Janine.Perkins, and Bruce Hoppe. It is posted here in response to Would you mind sharing examples of a baseline survey you may have used to pulse your company-wide, Jive-user, internal communities on your intranet's use cases, features, support, and functions? Please feel free to adapt this to your own purposes, and please feel free to edit directly to improve the document.]



    Welcome

    Acme Widgets Inc is looking to use social media more effectively. This survey aims to discover how Acme Widgets Inc employees are currently using social media in work-related ways. Our goal is to create an online environment of learning and networking all year long for our Acme Widgets Inc employees and customers.

     

    This survey will help us shape our strategy for providing you with the tools and space you need online to ask questions, network, express your thoughts, etc. We also welcome you to contact us with any suggestions or questions you have about this initiative.


    Please take 5 minutes to respond to this survey by [deadline]. We will share compiled responses with all employees on [date].

     

    Thank you for your participation!

     

    Acme Widgets Inc Social Media Task Force

     

     


    Question 1

    Which of the following social media services do you currently use either for work or for personal use? Please check all that apply.

     

                                            

    WorkPersonal
    Facebook
    LinkedIn
    Google+

     

    [Maybe add more from a list like this: http://sharethis.com/publishers/services-directory ]

     

     

    Question 2

    Do you use Twitter? Please check all that apply.

    ___I use Twitter for work related information

    ___I use Twitter for non-work related information

    ___I do not use Twitter

     

    Please list some of the Twitter accounts and hashtags you find helpful for work related information:

    Accounts:

    @__________________________________

    @__________________________________

    @__________________________________

    @__________________________________

    Hashtags:

    #__________________________________

    #__________________________________

    #__________________________________

    #__________________________________

     


     


    Question 3

    Do you read any blogs? Please check all that apply.

    ___I read blogs for work related information

    ___I read blogs for non-work related information

    ___I do not read blogs

    Please list the URLs of the blogs you find helpful for work related information:

    __________________________________

    __________________________________

    __________________________________

    __________________________________




    Question 4

    Do you currently write a blog?

    ___I write a work-related blog

    ___I write a non-work related blog

    ___I do not write a blog

     

     

     

    Question 5

    Are you interested in writing a work-related blog?

    ___No, I am not interested.

    ___Yes, I am interested in writing a blog on my own.

    ___Yes, I would like to co-author a blog.




    Question 6

    If you are interested in writing a work-related blog, please briefly describe what you’d like to blog about

     

     

     

     

     


    Question 7

    Do you use discussion boards/forums? Please check all that apply.

    ___I use discussion boards/forums for work related information

    ___I use discussion boards/forums for non-work related information

    ___I do not use discussion boards/forums

     

    Please list the URLs of the discussion boards/forums you find helpful for work related information.

    __________________________________

    __________________________________

    __________________________________

    __________________________________

    __________________________________

     

    [Do we want to ask about wikis or other kinds of document-sharing sites? Would be very similar to form of previous question]

     

     

    Question 8

    Do you use an RSS reader/aggregator? Please check all that apply.

    ___I use an RSS reader/aggregator for work related information

    ___I use an RSS reader/aggregator for non-work related information

    ___I do not use an RSS reader/aggregator

     

    Please list the URLs of the RSS feeds you are subscribed to and find helpful for work related information. (Note: If, in the previous two questions, you have listed blogs or forums that you follow with an RSS reader/aggregator, you do not need to list the RSS feeds for those sites.)

    __________________________________

    __________________________________

    __________________________________

    __________________________________


     

     


    Question 9

    Are you interested in social media? Do you have ideas for how Acme Widgets Inc can work better with social media? If you answer “yes” we will contact you in the near future to gather your feedback and (if you wish) ask you to participate in our upcoming planning sessions.

    ___Yes (Please be sure to provide your name on the next screen)

    ___No

     

     

     

    Thank You

    Thank you for completing this survey. Optionally you may respond to the questions below

    • Name (optional)
    • How does social media impact your work (optional)