Value of an IT Survey
IT end user surveys are proven to help organizations build better products, deliver better services, and systematically understand end user experience and adoption of new tools & apps in order to drive change.
What does an IT Survey yield?
Gauging the mood during the use of IT services is an excellent way to ascertain satisfaction with IT services. The enthusiasm of employees regarding IT is no longer just ‘it’s nice to have’, but IT has become a necessity. Satisfaction with your IT department and services is of enormous value, both financially and non-financially to an organization, yet it is something which is so often overlooked.
IT user satisfaction is directly related to the functioning of the IT department. In turn, the functioning of the IT department has an impact on the organization’s productivity. Scientific research showed that Dutch employees waste an average of 7.6% of the time spent behind a computer due to poorly functioning IT and a lack of training.
Innovation and better roll-outs
IT end users who are satisfied – or even enthusiastic – about IT are employees who also actively contribute to thinking about other improvements and innovation. They provide constructive criticism, they can get other employees excited about changes, IT migrations, use of new portals, service catalogues, centralization of the IT service desk, which is proven to be of great value to any organization.
Improving the effectiveness of the IT department, for example by avoiding recurring errors and problems, will reduce pressure within the IT service organization. The quality of this organization can be further increased by focusing attention on structural improvement of the IT organization, rather than dealing with repetitive problems.
Changes within an (IT) organization can come quickly and frequently; takeovers, mergers, centralization or decentralization, IT insourcing, outsourcing and large migrations to name a few possibilities. It is during such changes that you should want and need to know how the IT end user continues to do his/her job. In times of change, frequent surveys are a necessity. Changes tend to take days, weeks or months rather than years. As a changing organization striving to create value to your stakeholders, you will need to respond swiftly and anticipate what may happen around the corner. How often you perform an IT Survey also depends on the subject and the degree of detail in the questionnaire.