What is the difference between TRADITIONAL and CONTEMPORARY responses? How do I decide which is best for our organization?
Depending on the culture of your business/organization you may elect to use traditional responses or contemporary responses. To choose the proper response type for your survey consider: • If your organization is more formal in nature (structured hierarchy, more written than oral communication, strong policies and procedures) traditional responses may fit your survey better. These responses are Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree and Strongly Agree. • If your organization is less formal in nature (somewhat flattened organizational chart, mostly oral communications, less structured policies and procedures) contemporary responses may fit your survey better. These responses vary from question to question but contain responses such as: No, Not at All, Somewhat True, Definitely, Absolutely True, etc. Consider your workforce. Choose the response type that would make them feel more comfortable, thus encouraging them to give you maximum information from the survey.