Effective Communication Through Two-way Feedback

Effective Communication Through Two-way Feedback. It’s a Two-Way Street.

two way streeetWith any person-to-person interaction, there is an opportunity to give feedback. Feedback is important in generating the results that we need to be successful, especially in the workplace where the main objective of feedback is to strengthen progress towards objectives and goals.  This can be achieved by providing genuine constructive and encouraging feedback to the recipient. Continue reading

The Importance of Feedback

5 Reasons why feedback is important to any organization

FeedbackWho would dispute that feedback is a good thing? Organizations of any size can benefit from feedback. Both common sense and research conclude – feedback, whether positive or negative, and opportunities to turn that feedback in to actionable strategies helps to improve and enhance quality outputs of organizations. It also allows organizations to build and maintain direct communication across the entire organization – employees, suppliers, customers, vendors, and stakeholders.

Feedback is valuable information that can be used to make better informed business decisions. Top performing companies are top performing companies because they consistently set out ways to make their best even better. For top performing companies ‘continuous improvement’ is not just a showy catchphrase. It’s a true focus based on feedback from across the entire organization. Top performing companies are not only good at accepting feedback, they deliberately ask for feedback – and they know that feedback is helpful only when it highlights weaknesses as well as strengths.

Here are the 5 Reasons why feedback is important:

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Press Release: Snap Survey Software Now Available Through MRDC Software in Asia Pacific

Snap Survey Software is now available to the Asia Pacific market through MRDC Software

Bristol, U.K. and Portsmouth, NH, U.S. – Snap Surveys, creator of Snap Survey Software, has announced an agreement with MRDC Software as an approved reselling agent of Snap Survey Software in the Asia Pacific market.

Over the past 35 years, Snap Surveys’ products, solutions, and services have established them as a leading brand in the survey software market across Europe and North America for organizations wishing to conduct advanced survey research via online surveys that are adaptable to any screen size; paper surveys with optional scanning capabilities; and mobile surveys, including on handheld mobile devices, tablets, and on freestanding kiosks. The software comes complete with built-in advanced analysis capability and reporting options for easy distribution. Continue reading

Feedback Surveys to Improve Management Processes and Practices

Feedback surveys are a great tool to improve internal management processes and practices across your entire business

employee-feedback-surveyBusinesses are constantly evolving and looking for ways to implement changes that improve growth and development.  Employees are an excellent resource for gathering important feedback via internal surveys and forms. Whether a business is large or small, feedback surveys generate important and meaningful data, that businesses can use to make informed business improvements. Feedback surveys are a great tool for businesses to gather representative and relevant data to to drive decision-making, streamline workflows, improve company processes, make data-driven business changes, and much more. Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Feedback is Important

What exactly is feedback? We hear the term all the time, but do we truly know what it is and why it is so important?

Feedback defined

feedback-solutionsThe term ‘feedback’ is used to describe the helpful information or criticism about prior action or behavior from an individual, communicated to another individual (or a group) who can use that information to adjust and improve current and future actions and behaviors.

Feedback occurs when an environment reacts to an action or behavior. For example, ‘customer feedback’ is the buyers’ reaction to a company’s products, services, or policies; and ’employee performance feedback’ is the employees’ reaction to feedback from their manager – the exchange of information involves both performance expected and performance exhibited.

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Tractivity Benefits from Snap Mobile Survey Technology

Snap Surveys partner, Tractivity software from RE:SYSTEMS, has been selected by London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) to manage the public consultation and stakeholder engagement process for the London Paramount Entertainment Resort.

Snap Surveys has partnered with Tractivity, a leading cloud-based software for Customer Relationship Management (CRM), stakeholder engagement, and inquiry handling, to provide customers with seamless survey feedback management and reporting. Surveys can now be created and managed using Snap’s advanced Snap WebHost online and mobile survey management system. Responses are then integrated into Tractivity for reporting and analysis.

“…Using the Snap Surveys functionality, which is fully integrated into Tractivity, all public responses, engagement, dialogue and enquiries have been collated in one central place and reports generated and analyzed.” Source: Tractivity System is Paramount in Public Consultation Process

Mark Rutter, Head of Tractivity at RE:SYSTEMS was quoted in an article released by the company. Mark says, “We are delighted that the London Paramount project has been the first client to benefit from our partnership with Snap Surveys through full integration with Tractivity software, saving the client valuable time and resources in collating all data and communications together.”  Continue reading

6 Potential Question Issues When Developing Your Feedback Solution

6 Potential Question Issues When Developing Your Feedback Solution

feedbacksolution-survey-softwareMany survey software and feedback solutions providers offer solutions for multi-mode administration of surveys and forms – online, paper, scanning, mobile, kiosk, face-to-face interview, or a combination of research modes. Each mode of research can gather valuable feedback, and has its own advantages and disadvantages. When developing any feedback tool, no matter what mode, you will want to take potential question issues into consideration as you plan your research.

The types of questions that you want to ask respondents, the chosen topics for discussion, and the volume of feedback you can expect will likely determine your mode of survey research.

Consider these 6 important question issues when planning your feedback research.

  1. What types of questions do you plan to ask respondents? The types of questions you ask can have an impact on response rates. Will you ask personal or demographic questions? Do you require very detailed responses? Can you anticipate what the most frequent or important types of responses will be, and develop logical closed-ended questions?
  2. Will your questions be complex? At times, the topic or subject matter can be very involved. The questions you ask will be multifaceted. Consider branching to sub-questions or route respondents to questions that are relevant to them based on answers given in previous questions. Continue reading

What is a Snap Surveys Feedback Solution?

You can partner with Snap Surveys to create customized feedback solutions that fit your direct needs

Snap-Surveys-feedback-solutionsWhat is a Snap Surveys feedback solution? In short, it is whatever you want it to be. We work with many customers to deliver customized feedback solutions that deliver valuable results. Every customized feedback solution is different, ranging from simple survey software adjustments to fully customized feedback solutions. Some of these solutions are developed for Snap Surveys customers, but we also partner with market research and consulting customers to deliver sophisticated solutions for their clients, and directly with educational institutions to develop specialized feedback solutions. Continue reading

Snap Survey Software Events, Trainings and Webinars

We have a lot going on here at Snap Surveys and we invite you to join us at an upcoming event, training, or webinar. Can’t make it? No problem. We have included a list of past webinars that you can access for free!

EVENTS

Learn about Snap Surveys’ Feedback Management Solutions at the AIR Forum 2012. This new solution provides a flexible and customizable platform for the creation and management of survey instruments with actionable reporting. We’ll demonstrate how to:

  • use automated templates with built-in “Smart Reporting” – modify reports to suit your needs and create your own.
  • drive continuous improvement with the use of both internal and external quality indicators for benchmarking and historical comparisons. Continue reading

5 Key Messages in an Online Survey Introduction

As we have discussed in past Snap Survey Software blog posts, there are several tips to keep in mind when asking customers, clients, users, or partners to provide feedback for your online survey. You are inviting participants to spend their valuable time by providing you with meaningful feedback — and in most cases, without any tangible or immediate benefit to them for completing the online survey.

The best way to convince participants to spend 2, 5, 10, or even upwards of 15 to 20 minutes of their time to complete your online survey is to create an Introduction page describing the purpose of the survey; why you are soliciting their feedback; and explain participant privacy.

There are 5 key messages you want to convey to participants through your Introduction page.  Continue reading