Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Worklife Quality Survey

Worklife Quality Survey


Indicators of Healthy Work Environment 3 year survey

Dear RNAO Staff,

The achievements of RNAO and its contributions to the nursing profession are not possible without your effort and hard work. As an association we are incredibly strong due to your expertise and passion to support healthy public policy initiatives and best practices. This year, we want to work with you to assess the work environment at RNAO home office. This survey is the first step to letting us know how we are doing.

Please complete the survey responses below by Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by 4:00 p.m. We appreciate your prompt responses.


RNAO Quality Worklife Survey Committee

  1. Background

    The Quality Worklife Survey was developed as an outcome from RNAO's Professional Staff retreat. The survey design team includes RNAO staff volunteers from: Membership & Services, Communications, International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines, Finance and Administration, Health & Nursing Policy and Information Management and Technology.


    The purpose of the Quality Worklife Survey is to gather feedback from RNAO staff about the working conditions of RNAO. Feedback generated will be used to ensure that optimal working conditions are maintained and/or improved in the association. Responses collected will help to identify short-term, medium-term and long-term goals about how RNAO can grow and develop improved organizational policies and procedures to meet the needs of the growing workplace.

    Feedback from staff is requested in the following areas: communication; trust and respect; empowerment; autonomy; organizational climate, job satisfaction and organizational commitment.

    The survey will quantitatively measure the working environment using a seven point scale: strongly agree, agree, somewhat agree, disagree, somewhat disagree, strongly disagree and not sure. The survey also includes a qualitative section to provide write-in comments.

  2. Collection

    The electronic survey will commence on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. and close on at Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Staff are welcome to respond at their computer during regular business hours.

  3. Dissemination and Communication Methods

    Survey responses will be collected anonymously and aggregated. A summary report will be made available electronically to all staff and discussed at the September 7, 2012 staff retreat.

    An action plan with short, medium and long-term goals will be developed, with clear timelines, with the full input and engagement of all staff. Effective communication on the progress of the plan will be maintained in department meetings, staff meetings, e mail, and other communication means.

  4. Confidentiality

    The survey responses generated will be anonymous unless the respondent clearly identifies in the comment section to have their write-in comments disclosed. IP addresses cannot be identified from the electronic survey. Collected responses will remain confidential and held with the utmost adherence to privacy.

Any questions should be addressed to Doris Grinspun at

Section 1
Strongly agreeAgreeSomewhat agreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeStrongly disagreeNot sure
Inappropriate language
Strongly agreeAgreeSomewhat agreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeStrongly disagreeNot sure
Internal electronic information
Internet access
Intranet access
Written communication
Verbal communication
Section 2
Section 3
Strongly agreeAgreeSomewhat agreeDisagreeSomewhat disagreeStrongly disagreeNot sure
Inappropriate language
Section 4