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Does work get done at your workplace?

This poll samples workplace styles.
Why do you work?
Only for spending cash
To contribute what I can to my parents' bills
To pay for my own bills only
To pay for my own and my family's bills
To pay my immediate family's bills and send additional money to extended family
I'm wealthy enough to retire right now - I work when I find it interesting
I'm wealthy enough to retire - I work for fame
I'm wealthy enough to retire - I work for power
Some people might feel I'm wealthy, but you can never have enough
What year were you born?
1991-2000
1981-1990
1971-1980
1961-1970
1945-1960
1930-1944
Before 1930
What kind of culture(s) do you PRIMARILY identify yourself as belonging to?
Ethnic culture (e.g. Asian, African-American)
Religious culture (e.g. Jewish, Buddhist)
Age culture (e.g. Boomer, GenX)
Philosophical/political culture (postmodernist, neo-conservative, green)
Social-role based culture (e.g. MBA, Academic, Jock, Musician)
Family-role based culture (e.g. breadwinner, mom, kid)
Other
None
In general, how would you characterize the company you work for?
Growing at least as fast as competitors, in a growing industry
Growing slower than competitors in a growing industry
Flat in a growing industry
Declining in a growing industry
Growing in a flat industry
Flat in a flat industry
Declining in a flat industry
Growing in a declining industry
Flat in a declining industry
Hanging in there better than competitors, in a declining industry
Sinking like a stone in a declining industry
I have no clue about the industry, but we're growing
I have no clue about the industry, but we're flat
I have no clue about the industry, but we're declining
I have no clue about either the industry or my company's performance
Just what precisely do you mean by growth? I can't answer such an ambiguous question
I don't work; I just like to read these
I'm job hunting, consult, or change jobs SO FREQUENTLY that this doesn't make sense.
How sophisticated do you feel your executives and managers are?
I'm a manager or executive, so I know we're in trouble
I'm a manager or executive, so all's well if I do say so myself
I'm a manager or executive, and I recuse myself
I can't possibly answer. You don't describe my situation.
Remember? I don't work. Enjoying myself!
We're getting whipped! - The managers and executives here have no idea what is going on with the customers.
It's chaos and pain! - The managers and executives here have no idea what is going on in production.
It's tough, but we generally come through - They have a fair idea about the customers.
Problems are solved more often than not - They have a fair idea about production.
All seems well enough - They have a good idea about the customers.
Mishaps are infrequent - They have a good idea about production.
The managers and executives are inspirational!
I work but have no opinion
I don't work so this doesn't apply
Do your managers tend to see things as black/white or shades of grey?
Black or white. If it hasn't been reduced then it isn't fully analyzed
Shades of grey - the solution's in the nuances.
Do YOU tend to see things as black/white or as shades of grey?
Black or white
Shades of grey
Rate the following elements of your job in terms of whether you think they're reasonable or not. ... Company policies overall
Good enough
Could stand some changes
Horrid - don't get me started
What?
N/A
...Your direct boss
Good enough
Could stand some changes
Horrid - don't get me started
What?
N/A
...Your direct report(s) (the people who see you as the boss)
Good enough
Could stand some changes
Horrid - don't get me started
What?
N/A
...General work conditions
Good enough
Could stand some changes
Horrid - don't get me started
What?
N/A
...Your salary
Good enough
Could stand some changes
Horrid - don't get me started
What?
N/A
...Your relationships with teammates/peers
Good enough
Could stand some changes
Horrid - don't get me started
What?
N/A
And how do you feel the following is going? ...Do you feel a sense of achievement?
More than I ever expected
About what I expected (assuming you expected something good)
Good enough, though less than I'd hoped
Horrid - don't get me started
What?
N/A
...Do you feel recognized for your positive work contributions?
More than I ever expected
About what I expected
Good enough, though I'm disappointed
Horrid - don't get me started
What?
N/A
...Do you like the actual work activity itself?
More than I ever expected
About what I expected
Good enough, though I'm disappointed
Horrid - don't get me started
What?
N/A
...Are there opportunities for advancement for you?
More than I ever expected
About what I expected
Good enough, though I'm disappointed
Horrid - don't get me started
What?
N/A
...Are there opportunities for skill development and personal growth for you?
More than I ever expected
About what I expected
Good enough, though I'm disappointed
Horrid - don't get me started
What?
N/A
How is your morale
Flying high!
Good!
Erm...not so good.
Really awful.
What?
N/A
How do you think your peers' morale is?
Flying high!
Good!
Not so good.
Really awful.
N/A
Have you been job hunting to change jobs?
Yes, with great determination.
Sort of.
I would if the economy were better; right now it just feels futile.
Nope, not at all.
Hardly! I'm recruiting my friends!
What?
N/A
Overall, how is your work team/work group/product line functioning?
Really well! We're a finely-tuned machine...
Good, we get along and things get done.
OK. It's a load, but we manage
Badly. We're losing ground chronically with no end in sight.
Catastrophically. It's an utter no-hoper and the end is near.
N/A
This poll was created on 2004-07-22 04:13:00 by inquirer