What is an executive summary?

An Executive Summary documents the method, results, and recommendations of the survey and contains both descriptive and inferential statistics. The methodology of the study includes how the research instrument was developed, and when and how the survey was deployed so that the study can be replicated in the future. Results are presented at the Total Company level for each topic and item individually so that a thorough understanding of the results is reached. The Executive Summary then presents the Root Cause Analysis, which identifies primary driving factors, and provides management with prioritized recommendations which, when addressed, will result in the greatest amount of positive change throughout the company.

The Executive Summary provides a summary of organizational performance compared with the Industry Average, Stretch Performance, and Best in Class. As you survey over time, the Executive Summary includes historical comparisons to demonstrate the change in scores from the first to second survey. Beginning with the third survey, the Executive Summary includes trend analysis.