I’ve seen tons of different surveys that organizations use to understand the different levels of employee involvement / happiness / satisfaction / engagement within the organization. Usually they are a series of long questions that try to understand the depth and many facets that make up a person’s connection to his/her work.
Instead of sending out a long survey the next time you want to get the beat of your organization, just send out a one question survey where users click on where they feel they fall on a scale based on Maslow’s Hierarchy. The categories don’t have to be exactly the same and can reflect the different ‘levels’ of connection within your organization.
Understanding where your organization is on the triangle may give you just enough of what you need to help move all the way to the top.