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When and how to conduct an assessment survey

Posted on 11/13/2014 by Elizabeth in category: survey software articles
Online survey software can be instrumental in helping you conduct an assessment survey. First, though, it is important to understand when and how to conduct the survey in order to get the kinds of results you need from your effort.

The more you know about assessment surveys, the better prepared you will be to use them in a way that gets practical, actionable results for your organization. Learn more about assessment surveys and what they can mean for your organization.

What is an Assessment Survey?

At its core, an assessment survey is a survey involving a specific group of people conducted to gauge what they believe is the most important need within the group in order to achieve a specific event or objective.

Possible Applications for an Assessment Survey?

Thanks to the widespread availability and use of survey software, it's easier than ever for organizations of all types and sizes to conduct assessment surveys -- even across long distances. This makes it a great survey tool for any of the following types of organizations.

  • Businesses
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Civic Organizations
  • Community Groups
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Groups
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Multinational Business Organizations
  • And More

The desired outcome is a clearer understanding of the most pressing needs the organization faces so that those needs get the attention they require.

When Should Organizations Conduct Assessment Surveys?

There are many times that an organization might consider conducting assessment surveys. Those listed below are simply the tip of the iceberg.

  • After loss of focus.
  • At the beginning.
  • At the request of community members.
  • During periods of disagreements.
  • Before and after training programs.
  • When community support is necessary or desired.
  • When the organization has lost sight of what the needs are.
  • Whenever soliciting funds, investments, or support.

 Carefully designed training assessment surveys, for example, offer valuable information for training planning and the training facilitator

The good news is that you do not need to load a survey into the survey tool at certain times, such as when you already know (and agree) on what the most pressing needs in your organization happen to be or when you feel the community might feel additional surveys are simply redundant, if not outright wasteful.

How Should You Conduct an Assessment Survey?

Once you're sure about why you need to do it, the next question to answer is how should you go about it? With the widespread use of mobile devices and Internet in homes, businesses, and schools around the world, the Internet, presents unique and simple to use opportunities for conducting assessment surveys.

In fact, with the right online survey software your survey becomes an act of identifying the group to send the survey to, choosing the right set of questions to load into the survey tool, and then using the survey software to send it out. It doesn't get more convenient for your organization or for the person on the receiving end of the survey. Try it today and see what a difference it can make for your organization.
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