It is important to note that our surveys are built on two fundamental principles: they are developed using scientifically validated insights, and privacy is of the utmost importance. Before discussing the main point of the article, we must acknowledge this.
Culture Booster utilizes both non-anonymous and confidential surveys. For some surveys, it makes sense for your organization to see individual responses (e.g., exit surveys). For other surveys (e.g., engagement, training events, and onboarding surveys), it's more important that your organization understand how everyone generally feels so aggregated results provide more meaningful and representative feedback.
To understand how your particular survey is set up, the specific reporting rules for the survey are included in your invitation and reminder communications. First, let’s explore the survey type we don’t use in Culture Booster, the anonymous survey.
Culture Booster does not use anonymous surveys. An anonymous survey is a type of survey in which no demographic information is connected to the survey responses. This means that no information is collected that could be used to slice and filter demographic data such as generation, gender, ethnicity, tenure, department, or location.
Why? Anonymous surveys may protect the privacy of respondents, but they also limit the ability to gather data on specific subgroups within the organization. This can make it difficult to identify and address issues that may disproportionately affect certain groups, such as members of underrepresented communities.
Overall, while anonymous surveys may have some benefits, they also have significant limitations when it comes to understanding how different groups experience the organization.
Now, let’s explore the survey types we use in Culture Booster, the non-anonymous and the confidential survey.
A non-anonymous survey is a type of survey in which the responses are not kept completely private. We use non-anonymous for our Exit surveys. This means Culture Booster collects identifying information from you (e.g. the respondent), such as your name or contact information. This also means that your responses to the survey can be traced back to you, and your responses are not completely anonymous.
A confidential survey is a type of survey that connects survey responses to various demographic information. We connect your account to the survey but only share demographic data with your organization. This allows everyone to slice and filter data by cohorts such as generation, gender, ethnicity, tenure, department, or location. Your information is kept confidential by preventing the ability to directly or indirectly identify your response through minimum group reporting.
Minimum group reporting is how we protect confidentiality within our survey reporting section.
We set your minimum group reporting to 3. Minimum Group Reporting means that survey reports and filter selections must have at least 3 responses to display results.
For example, if your team has not provided at least 3 responses (note: this is not the number of people invited), then results will not be shared. We do this to protect the confidentiality of any team members who responded.
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