Engagement+ templates and questions

We know that creating your own questions to gauge engagement can be tough, especially if this is a newer process for your company. Luckily, we have created three templates that are ready for you to use out-of-the-box. The three 15Five templates and the questions included are listed below. 

Before we jump into the templates and questions, it is important to talk about the themes behind the survey questions.

Overall Engagement+ score

The overall engagement score is calculated using each individual theme's score and averaging them together. Themes measure the degree to which your people find their work energizing, inspiring, and meaningful. This overall score will tell you how engaged your people are and help you identify the areas you can improve to better meet the needs of your organization. This overall engagement score will be included in the results of every Engagement+ survey, regardless of what 15Five template was used. 

Overall Engagement score themes (covered in every 15Five template):

  • Energy
  • Inspiration 
  • Meaningful Work
  • Strengths
  • Values
  • Passion
  • Outcomes

Learn more about themes here.

Work need themes

In addition to the 7 themes listed above, each template will include questions pertaining to various work need themes. These work need themes are the core themes people need to feel security and growth at work. Work need themes are important to analyze as the results of the corresponding questions are directly impacted by how well people feel these needs are being met. Which work need themes are included depends on the template you used for the survey, as well as any custom themes you have created.

Learn more about work need themes here

 

Templates and questions

Engagement+ Fundamentals template

The Engagement+ Fundamentals template is the quickest way to measure engagement at your organization. This lightweight template measures the extent to which your people are able to leverage their highest strengths, values, and passions, which is the best way to understand engagement, as they lead to energy, inspiration, and meaningful work. This template works great for those who want a quick baseline measure of engagement in their organization.

It includes 40 questions and usually takes about 4 minutes to complete.

You will get insights on engagement and how well your organization meets three core Work Needs: intrinsic motivation, security, and growth. 

Included questions:

  1. My work is aligned with my deepest interests.
  2. My work is enjoyable.
  3. My work makes me feel vital and alive.
  4. I frequently feel inspired at work.
  5. My work feels compelling.
  6. My work has a positive impact.
  7. The person I am outside of work is in harmony with the person I am at work. 
  8. My work is in harmony with the other activities in my life.
  9. I am aware of my greatest strengths.
  10. I regularly use my strengths.
  11. I am aware of my personal values that are most important to me.
  12. My personal values align with our organization's values.
  13. I feel energized.
  14. I am able to take adequate time to rest and recover from work.
  15. My work is meaningful to me.
  16. I have a personal purpose in life that will help the good of humankind.
  17. My work identity encompasses the use of my greatest strengths.
  18. I continually strive toward becoming my ideal and best self.
  19. I find my work really important. 
  20. I am frequently motivated to go above and beyond my role at our organization.
  21. I am proud when I tell others I work for our organization.
  22. I believe we are going to be successful over the next three years.
  23. I frequently recommend our organization as a great place to work.
  24. I rarely think about looking for a job somewhere else.
  25. I see myself working here for the foreseeable future (e.g., in two years' time).
  26. My co-workers and I try to develop meaningful relationships with one another.
  27. People in our organization are positively energizing.
  28. I'm free to do things in my own way.
  29. I regularly make progress on my most important goals.
  30. Members of this organization are able to bring up problems and tough issues.
  31. The amount of work responsibility and effort expected in my job is clearly defined.
  32. Our organization is diverse.
  33. Our performance management process is fair.
  34. My role is just as I expected based on what was described to me.
  35. I have adequate resources (e.g., equipment, information, budget, systems) to be successful at work.
  36. I trust the senior leaders at our organization.
  37. I feel recognized for my wins, both big and small.
  38. My organization provides opportunities for growth and development.
  39. It's clear how my work helps us achieve our organization's mission/vision.
  40. My manager gives me feedback that helps to increase my performance.

Work need themes covered by this template (in addition to our 7 standard themes): 

  • Intrinsic Motivation
  • Security
  • Growth

Learn more about work need themes here

 


 

Engagement+ Standard template

The Engagement+ Standard template is a more thorough measurement of engagement at your organization. This template is the most standard assessment of engagement. It covers 14 work needs, including Purposeful Work, Growth & Development, Enabling High Performance, Autonomy, Doing My Best Work, Leadership, Management, Culture, Relationships, Safety, Fairness, Diversity & Inclusion, and Thriving.

At a total of 69 questions, this survey usually takes about 7 minutes to complete.

This template works best for those looking for a standard measure of engagement.

Included questions:

  1. I have control over how I do my work.
  2. I'm free to do things in my own way.
  3. We have freedom and flexibility regarding our work arrangements.
  4. I have opportunities to positively influence our culture.
  5. Our culture is authentic; we live our values.
  6. People in our organization are positively energizing.
  7. We prioritize ongoing improvement at our organization.
  8. I am involved in decisions that affect my work.
  9. Our organization is diverse.
  10. I am able to accomplish the goals I set for myself.
  11. I regularly make progress on my most important goals.
  12. The place where I work is comfortable (e.g., light, noise, temperature). 
  13. I have adequate resources (e.g., equipment, information, budget, systems) to be successful at work.
  14. I am energized by the social nature of my work (i.e., the way I am expected to collaborate and socialize with others).
  15. I have the ability to carve out time for deep, uninterrupted work.
  16. Meetings are a valuable use of time at our organization.
  17. There is not a lot of red tape or administrative hassle at our organization.
  18. My work is aligned with my deepest interests.
  19. My work is enjoyable.
  20. My work makes me feel vital and alive.
  21. I feel energized.
  22. I am able to take adequate time to rest and recover from work.
  23. My performance is evaluated fairly.
  24. Our performance management process is fair.
  25. When someone isn't performing to our standards, we take appropriate action.
  26. My base salary compensation is fair relative to the market.
  27. My performance is rewarded fairly.
  28. My role is just as I expected based on what was described to me.
  29. My organization provides opportunities for growth and development.
  30. I am constantly in a state of learning and development.
  31. I frequently feel inspired at work.
  32. My work feels compelling.
  33. I have seen clear, positive changes based on employee feedback.
  34. Our organization takes timely action based on employee feedback.
  35. I trust the senior leaders at our organization.
  36. The leaders clearly communicate our organization's mission.
  37. The leaders clearly communicate our organization's values.
  38. I feel recognized for my wins, both big and small.
  39. My manager cares about my personal wellbeing.
  40. My manager gives me feedback that helps to increase my performance.
  41. My manager keeps me up to date on changing organizational priorities that impact my work.
  42. My manager provides opportunities to do work that is challenging and helps me grow and develop.
  43. My work has a positive impact.
  44. My work is meaningful to me.
  45. I have a personal purpose in life that will help the good of humankind.
  46. I am proud when I tell others I work for our organization.
  47. I frequently recommend our organization as a great place to work.
  48. I rarely think about looking for a job somewhere else.
  49. I see myself working here for the foreseeable future (e.g., in two years' time).
  50. I believe we are going to be successful over the next three years.
  51. I am frequently motivated to go above and beyond my role at our organization.
  52. The person I am outside of work is in harmony with the person I am at work. 
  53. My work is in harmony with the other activities in my life.
  54. I find my work really important.
  55. It's clear how my work helps us achieve our organization's mission/vision.
  56. My personal mission/vision is in alignment with the organization's mission/vision.
  57. We collaborate effectively within our department/team.
  58. We give each other the benefit of the doubt and assume positive intent.
  59. My co-workers and I try to develop meaningful relationships with one another.
  60. I am satisfied with the benefits my organization provides.
  61. The amount of work responsibility and effort expected in my job is clearly defined.
  62. It is safe to take risks in my organization. 
  63. Members of this organization are able to bring up problems and tough issues.
  64. I am aware of my greatest strengths.
  65. I regularly use my strengths.
  66. My work identity encompasses the use of my greatest strengths.
  67. I continually strive toward becoming my ideal and best self.
  68. I am aware of my personal values that are most important to me.
  69. My personal values align with our organization's values.

Work need themes covered by this template (in addition to our 7 standard themes): 

  • Safety
  • Fairness
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Culture
  • Relationships
  • Enabling high performance
  • Autonomy
  • Doing my best work
  • Growth & Development
  • Purposeful Work
  • Thriving - Security
  • Thriving - Growth

Learn more about work need themes here

 


 

Engagement+ Advanced template

The Engagement+ Advanced template thoroughly measures engagement but also starts to measure psychological wellbeing, i.e., thriving. This robust template provides deeper insights into your people's level of engagement and their potential. By offering additional engagement questions, a thorough assessment of the 14 work needs, and 25 questions of thriving, this template provides a greater understanding of how well your organization is helping people thrive.

It includes 122 questions and usually takes about 13 minutes to complete.

This template is best for those who want to go beyond the standard measure of engagement for a more accurate view of gaps and actions to take.

Included questions:

  1. I'm free to do things in my own way.
  2. I have control over how I do my work.
  3. We have freedom and flexibility regarding our work arrangements.
  4. I have the freedom to choose how I accomplish my goals in my own style.
  5. I have opportunities to positively influence our culture.
  6. Our culture is authentic; we live our values.
  7. People in our organization are positively energizing.
  8. We prioritize ongoing improvement at our organization.
  9. Our organization invests in corporate social responsibility initiatives (e.g., sustainability, supports a community beyond our customers, local charities).
  10. Our workplace is positively energizing.
  11. I am involved in decisions that affect my work.
  12. Our organization is diverse.
  13. I am able to accomplish the goals I set for myself.
  14. I regularly make progress on my most important goals.
  15. I often strike a good match between my skill and challenge level.
  16. I rarely feel overwhelmed at work.
  17. My work is exciting.
  18. I am highly effective at the things I do.
  19. The place where I work is comfortable (e.g., light, noise, temperature). 
  20. I have adequate resources (e.g., equipment, information, budget, systems) to be successful at work.
  21. I am energized by the social nature of my work (i.e., the way I am expected to collaborate and socialize with others).
  22. I have the ability to carve out time for deep, uninterrupted work.
  23. Meetings are a valuable use of time at our organization.
  24. There is not a lot of red tape or administrative hassle at our organization.
  25. Our systems and processes help me be successful at work.
  26. My priorities are clear to me. 
  27. My work is aligned with my deepest interests.
  28. My work is enjoyable.
  29. My work makes me feel vital and alive.
  30. I feel energized.
  31. I am able to take adequate time to rest and recover from work.
  32. My performance is evaluated fairly.
  33. Our performance management process is fair.
  34. When someone isn't performing to our standards, we take appropriate action.
  35. My base salary compensation is fair relative to the market.
  36. My performance is rewarded fairly.
  37. My role is just as I expected based on what was described to me.
  38. I am rewarded appropriately for my work.
  39. My organization provides opportunities for growth and development.
  40. I am constantly in a state of learning and development.
  41. I regularly receive feedback from coworkers about how I am doing at my job.
  42. I frequently feel inspired at work.
  43. My work feels compelling.
  44. I have seen clear, positive changes based on employee feedback.
  45. Our organization takes timely action based on employee feedback.
  46. I trust the senior leaders at our organization.
  47. The leaders clearly communicate our organization's mission.
  48. The leaders clearly communicate our organization's values.
  49. It's clear that our organization cares about us as people.
  50. Our organization makes good decisions about how we direct people and resources (e.g., funding) in support of our organization's goals.
  51. Our organization's mission is inspiring.
  52. The leaders keep people up to date on changing priorities.
  53. The values of our organization are inspiring to me.
  54. When we take a survey like this, I am confident we will take action on the results.
  55. I feel recognized for my wins, both big and small.
  56. My manager provides opportunities to do work that is challenging and helps me grow and develop.
  57. My manager makes explicit links between my work and the broader purpose and vision of the organization.
  58. My manager cares about my personal wellbeing.
  59. My manager gives me feedback that helps to increase my performance.
  60. My manager keeps me up to date on changing organizational priorities that impact my work.
  61. My work has a positive impact.
  62. My work is meaningful to me.
  63. I have a personal purpose in life that will help the good of humankind.
  64. I am frequently motivated to go above and beyond my role at our organization.
  65. I am proud when I tell others I work for our organization.
  66. I believe we are going to be successful over the next three years.
  67. I frequently recommend our organization as a great place to work.
  68. I rarely think about looking for a job somewhere else.
  69. I see myself working here for the foreseeable future (e.g., in two years' time).
  70. The person I am outside of work is in harmony with the person I am at work. 
  71. My work is in harmony with the other activities in my life.
  72. I find my work really important. 
  73. It's clear how my work helps us achieve our organization's mission.
  74. My personal mission/vision is in alignment with the organization's mission/vision.
  75. I understand how my individual goals/objectives impact the organization's goals/objectives. 
  76. My work provides opportunities for me to become my best self.
  77. I have the opportunity to observe the impact of my work on others.
  78. Often, people trust me with things that are important to them.
  79. People tend to rely on me for support.
  80. I consider my work a core part of my self identity.  
  81. We collaborate effectively within our department/team.
  82. We give each other the benefit of the doubt and assume positive intent.
  83. My co-workers and I try to develop meaningful relationships with one another.
  84. We communicate openly and honestly at our organization.
  85. My co-workers and I take the time to try to understand each other.
  86. I am satisfied with the benefits my organization provides.
  87. It is safe to take risks in my organization. 
  88. Members of this organization are able to bring up problems and tough issues.
  89. I am financially secure.
  90. Ethics are a top priority in our organization.
  91. The amount of work responsibility and effort expected in my job is clearly defined.
  92. I am aware of my greatest strengths.
  93. I regularly use my strengths.
  94. My work identity encompasses the use of my greatest strengths.
  95. I continually strive toward becoming my ideal and best self.
  96. I think it's important to consider the needs of others at work. 
  97. I am a very compassionate person.
  98. There are many ways for me to get the most important things at work. 
  99. My work makes a difference.
  100. I often get completely absorbed in what I am doing at work. 
  101. I view challenging situations as an opportunity to grow and learn.
  102. I find it fascinating to learn new information.
  103. I am constantly striving for personal growth.
  104. I come up with novel ideas that tend to be useful.
  105. I come up with lots of novel ideas at work.
  106. I feel a great responsibility to accomplish a personal mission in life.
  107. I feel as though I have some important task to fulfill in this lifetime.
  108. I often have peak experiences where I feel new possibilities opening up for myself and others at work.  
  109. I am fulfilling my full potential.
  110. I am healthy.
  111. I feel energized at work. 
  112. I balance my own needs with the needs of others.
  113. I have healthy boundaries at work (e.g., I protect my time).
  114. I actively attempt to understand myself as best as possible.
  115. I am aware of my inner thoughts and feelings.
  116. During tough times at work, I am kind to myself.
  117. I have a strong inner belief in my potential at work. 
  118. I tend to bounce back quickly after hard times.
  119. I am optimistic about my future in general.
  120. When I look at the world I see so much to be grateful for.
  121. I am aware of my personal values that are most important to me.
  122. My personal values align with our organization's values.

Work need themes covered by this template (in addition to our 7 standard themes): 

  • Safety
  • Fairness
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Culture
  • Relationships
  • Enabling high performance
  • Autonomy
  • Doing my best work
  • Growth & Development
  • Purposeful Work
  • Thriving - Security
  • Thriving - Growth

Learn more about work need themes here

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