Gallup Q12 Survey: Measuring Employee Engagement

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The Gallup Q12 survey is a widely used tool for measuring employee engagement in organizations. The survey consists of 12 questions, each designed to assess different aspects of employee engagement. Let’s take a closer look at the Q12 questions and why they are important to ask:


  1. Do you know what is expected of you at work?

    This question helps employees understand their roles and responsibilities, ensuring clarity in their work.

  2. Do you have the materials and equipment to do your work right?

    Ensuring that employees have the necessary tools and resources empowers them to perform their tasks effectively.

  3. At work, do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?

    When employees can utilize their strengths and skills, they are more likely to be engaged and motivated.

  4. In the last seven days, have you received recognition or praise for doing good work?

    Recognizing and appreciating employees’ efforts boosts morale and reinforces positive behavior.

  5. Does your supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about you as a person?

    Building strong relationships and showing care for employees fosters a sense of belonging and loyalty.

  6. Is there someone at work who encourages your development?

    Supporting employee growth and offering developmental opportunities helps motivate and engage them.

  7. At work, do your opinions seem to count?

    Employees who feel their opinions matter are more likely to be engaged and contribute to decision-making.

  8. Does the mission or purpose of your company make you feel your job is important?

    Connecting employees to the larger purpose of the organization gives meaning to their work.

  9. Are your coworkers committed to doing quality work?

    A supportive and collaborative work environment encourages employees to strive for excellence.

  10. Do you have a best friend at work?

    Having positive relationships with colleagues enhances job satisfaction and engagement.

  11. In the last six months, has someone at work talked to you about your progress?

    Regular feedback and discussions about performance help employees stay on track and improve.

  12. In the last year, have you had opportunities at work to learn and grow?

    Providing learning and development opportunities keeps employees engaged and invested in their professional growth.

Asking these Q12 questions allows organizations to assess various dimensions of employee engagement. By understanding and addressing the responses, organizations can create a more engaged and productive workforce.

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