Energi Viborg is committed to promoting well-being within their organization and collaborates closely with Woba to achieve this goal.
“We prioritize well-being at Energi Viborg,” says Dorte Danielsen, Executive Secretary/HR at Energi Viborg.
Together with Kira, their Customer Success Manager from Woba, we have explored how Energi Viborg has adapted the Woba platform to develop their own approach to well-being work with the aim of increasing response rates and enhancing employee well-being using Woba.
At Energi Viborg, they used to conduct well-being surveys every other week, asking 5 questions based on the WHO-5 well-being index. However, they faced a challenge as the response rate had dropped below 50%. There was a need for a system that could delve deeper into work-related well-being.
Through collaboration between management, union representatives, and occupational health and safety representatives, it was decided that they needed a system where they could formulate their own questions, customize them for departments, and allow for comments to be added to each question. This led them to choose Woba, which met their needs.
“Everything aligned perfectly with our desire to prioritize well-being and not just rely on an annual well-being survey,” Dorte says about the choice of Woba.
With Woba, Energi Viborg now conducts quarterly well-being surveys that include 10-12 general questions that are the same for the entire organization but change from time to time. There is also an opportunity to add 2-3 department-specific questions, developed collaboratively by managers, union representatives, occupational health and safety representatives, HR, and an industrial psychologist.
“The industrial psychologist is a permanent part of the team; he reviews the reports with the respective department, provides input, and supports in addressing any challenges. He also formulates the standard questions, which, however, are approved by the management team before distribution,” Dorte explains.
In this way, they are using Woba in a new way, where the focus is not on cross-survey comparisons, but rather on individual departments. After each survey, a follow-up meeting is held for each department, facilitated by the industrial psychologist, where they work to delve into the issues that may have arisen in the Woba report.
Based on the results and well-being meetings, the organization has implemented several initiatives with the aim of promoting well-being. In addition to well-being work, Energi Viborg’s goal is also to strengthen their ability to address any challenges and problems by addressing them. With the help of Woba, they have managed to focus on and identify key areas for improvement.
“With Woba, we have achieved good results in our well-being work, as it has shed light on areas we can work on. The response rate has increased significantly, and we have improved our ability to address challenges and bring them to light. Woba has helped us identify crucial areas for improvement and has aided in our ongoing focus on well-being,” says Dorte.
As a result, Energi Viborg has also seen an increase in the response rate. On average, it is now at 87.5%, and on several individual surveys, it exceeds 100%. With the close collaboration and a strong focus on well-being, there is no doubt: Well-being is crucial for Energi Viborg and benefits both the company and its employees.
Woba’s vision is to create a better world to work in by revolutionizing your HR landscape. With Woba, you can transform employee feedback into proactive action plans, measure the return on your initiatives, and align them with your key HR KPIs.
Reserve a personal online demo with Woba to learn more about how we can help you boost the response rate in your surveys and convert insights into proactive action plans to anticipate and prevent stress, absenteeism, and resignations in your company.
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