I recently published this white paper for the Kenexa High Performance Institute:
Organizations that undergo important changes often wonder whether it is a good idea to maintain their employee survey program, or if they should instead wait until the dust settles. Our experience and research indicates that organizations should maintain or even initiate an employee survey program during times of change or turmoil. For one thing, there is no telling whether the organization will ever go back to “business as usual,” as change seems to be the only constant. Adaptive organizations should rather try to figure out how they can keep their employees engaged, inspired and aligned despite tumultuous times, which is exactly what a well executed employee survey program can accomplish.