Yesterday we issued a bulletin in which we thanked the membership for their participation in the Stress Assess survey. Over the past 24 hours, many comments have surfaced questioning if this was sarcasm and/or that it’s sad if we were being serious.
As a leader, I choose to have faith in all of you and to know that you care. According to OHCOW, statistics show that most people don’t finish a survey if it takes longer than 7 minutes to fill out. Ours took an average of 21 minutes! So, a 50% turnout amongst a mobile workforce our size – that literally checks out at the end of their shifts – is nothing to sneeze at. The experts running the survey – who have decades of experience – are blown away by the number of complete responses YOU submitted. Of all the workplaces that Stress Assess has been run around the world, ours is one of the most responsive by numbers.
So, don’t be so hard on yourselves. Can we do better, absolutely. Should we strive as a membership to engage more the next time the Union reaches out – sure. But let’s take this as a win that almost 4,700 of you completed the survey. Those of you who did it, share your experience with others who didn’t. Let them know if it was interesting and use this experience to drive further engagement in the union.
Take care everyone, stay safe, believe in the power of positivity and remember that WE are the union.