Organizations are complex, comprising a variety of functions, skill groups, locations, leadership styles, business units, and markets. Programs and actions that make sense in one part of the organization may be ineffective in another; there is no plan that will be equally effective in every corner of the organization. So when it comes to using survey data, what is the best way to provide tailored analyses and approaches for action?

Using survey data effectively across subunits in an organization requires the assistance of HR business partners. These individuals are embedded within the organization’s subunits, and understand the business challenges, structure, and players involved, from leaders to ...

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