Breaking down the Employee Survey Results: Leadership 

The results of the 2017 Employee Survey are out and we’re sharing some of the findings in key areas of the survey. This week we’re looking at leadership.

  • Q5. County leadership has/have a clear vision for the organization: 56% agree | 25 % neutral | 12% disagree. This is a 4 percentage point increase from last year.
  • Q6. County leadership communicate(s) the organization’s mission and goals: 58% agree | 24% neutral | 12% disagree. This is a 4 percentage point increase from last year.
  • Q7. County leadership is/are visible to employees: 39% agree | 29% neutral | 28% disagree. This is stable from last year.
  • Q8. County leadership communicate(s) openly and honestly: 39% agree | 35% neutral | 18% disagree. This is a 3 percentage point increase from last year.
  • Q9. County leadership model(s) the behavior they expect of me: 41% agree | 34% neutral | 15% disagree. This is a 2 percentage point increase from last year.

We are now acting on what you told us and are launching our action planning process to ensure we are addressing these and other issues you said are important to you.

You can see the full survey results here (intranet). Employees in all branches and departments of King County, except the Superior Court, District Court and the Sheriff’s Office, and employees who are not Short Term Temps, interns or started before August 25, 2017, were invited to participate in the survey. Note: numbers may not add up due to “I don’t know” and “Not applicable” choices.

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