For Staff

For Staff

Employee Engagement Project

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Employee engagement is a measure of whether employees are energetic, dedicated, and absorbed and excited by their work. Engaged employees are motivated to stay, perform, and contribute to organization success. Research shows that high employee engagement has an enormous impact on the success of an organization. So we would like to learn more about our own employee engagement – how are we doing and what can we do to improve? 

The Employee Engagement Project is a result of discussions between the President's Council, the UMC Working Group 6 on the Workplace, the Ombuds, and UMC members. We’ve commissioned organizational development experts Newmeasures Inc. to partner with us in developing a survey and action plan to measure (and work to increase) employee engagement throughout our organization. 

The Employee Engagement Project has three phases:

  1. Ask: Survey our employees (completed with 62% response rate, 893 staff participating)
  2. Analyze: Listen to, and learn from, staff (reports from Newmeasures and collaborative review)
  3. Act: Develop and implement action plans to meet our strategic priority goals

In order to improve our recruiting, development, engagement, and retention of staff, we want to learn what employees need. We also want to learn how staff connect with, and meet, the strategic objectives identified by the President’s Council:

  • Adaptability and Entrepreneurialism – how do we thrive in a changing funding environment?
  • Excellence and Innovation – how do we deliver cutting-edge research and services?
  • Brand differentiation – what unique added value do we give to our stakeholders?

For more information please see

Also see: Newmeasures Inc. and their Employee Engagement Survey


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A major focus for UCP is making sure the science from NCAR and UCAR institutions is translated in novel ways to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.

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