|CSAF Survey Team Analyzing Response|
CSAF Survey Team Analyzing Responses
San Antonio, Texas -- (AFPN) March 15, 2002 -- With the collection phase over, the Air Force Chief of Staff Organizational Climate Survey team will now turn information into action by studying millions of pieces of data over the next few months.
More than 58 percent of the Air Force’s active-duty airmen and civilians responded to the survey, which ran Jan. 22 to March 8. Similar organizational climate surveys were conducted in 1997 and 1999.
Gen. John P. Jumper, Air Force chief of staff, said the survey is a "critical tool" that helps improve mission effectiveness because it gives "leaders at all levels in your chain of command valuable information."
The results, which give an overall picture of the Air Force, will go to Jumper in May, survey officials said. Meanwhile, the team at the Air Force Manpower and Innovation Agency will produce thousands of unit-level reports. The results of analyses will be made available in mid-May through Web-based reports that protect the anonymity of the participants.
The AFMIA is the administrator of this project and will pull together the data and pass it to multiple analysis teams who will crunch the numbers and look for trends. Experts at the Air Force Academy will be responsible for the detailed analysis and modeling for the Air Force chief of staff. Leaders of units with at least 10 respondents will get a basic organization climate report, while those with 20 or more respondents will see a more detailed report that also includes participants’ comments.
This year’s survey covered the following areas: resources, jobs, supervision, leadership, training and development, teamwork, recognition, participation/involvement, unit flexibility, unit outcomes and job enhancement. A new addition to this year’s survey was the competitive sourcing section.
"The survey is a great tool for senior leaders at all levels to make positive changes within their organizations," said Lori Marcum, survey team leader.