Briefly: Workplace survey results announced

Human resources officials announced this month the results of the 2008 Yale workplace survey, emphasizing worker-perceived improvements in commitment, but adding that they have to improve interdepartmental teamwork, deemed unsatisfactory by many Yale survey participants. The survey garnered a 68-percent participation rate, significantly higher than the 51-percent rate of the first survey — distributed from 2004 to 2005 — but lower than the 75-percent target proposed by Yale officials last November. Vice President for Human Resources and Administration Michael Peel said managers and workers will be creating departmental action plans to improve the work environment according to the survey results.

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