The Dashboard Spy

March 13, 2006

A Gallup Q12 Employee Engagement Dashboard – Monitoring Employee Satisfaction via a Flash-based Scorecard

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 3:09 pm

Enterprise Dashboard Spy reader update: With your great interest and contributions of your own dashboards, The Dashboard Spy collection of executive dashboard screenshots has grown to over 800 examples of all sorts of BI dashboards! This unique enterprise dashboard reference can now be found at a new URL: And for your convenience, the posts on the various dashboard screenshots are collected together on the enterprise dashboard sitemap. The move to the new url allows exciting new functionality such as videos on enterprise dashboard related information.

Now back to our regularly scheduled enterprise dashboard content::::

Gallup identified 12 questions that measure employee engagement and link directly to critical performance outcomes, including productivity, employee retention, customer retention, safety, and profitability. These questions are now known as the Gallup Q12. See

This interactive Crystal Xcelsius model located at was created by Kate Clark, a student at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and shows Gallup’s Q12 data which measures employee satisfaction. Kate’s model won both the Crystal Xcelsius Award and the Gallup Award for outstanding data visualization

Here are the questions: Thanks to the Dashboard Spy who supplied them to me! – you know who you are 😉

How satisfied are you with your place of employment as a place to work? (Rate 1-5)
I know what is expected of me at work.
I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right.
At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day.
In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work.
My supervisor, or someone at work, seems to care about me as a person.
There is someone at work who encourages my development. 
At work, my opinions seem to count.
The mission or purpose of my organization makes me feel my job is important.
My associates or fellow employees are committed to doing quality work.
I have a best friend at work.
In the last six months, someone at work has talked to me about my progress.
This last year, I have had opportunities at work to learn and grow.

This is the default view.

Gallup Q12 Dashboard 

Note the green bubbles. When clicked, you get this expanded view:

Employee Satisfaction Dashboard 

So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of business dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot to share, please send an email to info _at_ Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.


  1. Awesome!
    How/Where can I get this tool?
    Please, Please, Please tell me!

    Comment by Jack Klemeyer — September 25, 2006 @ 8:00 am

  2. this seems to be great. But need lot more information to understand and interpret the scoreboard.

    Comment by Nadee Wickramasinghe — December 13, 2006 @ 3:43 am

  3. Looks very useful. A great measurement tool. How do i get it? do i have to pay?

    Comment by sudha — March 9, 2007 @ 2:02 am

  4. I want to purchase this software. Kindly contact me.

    Comment by Tommy — May 2, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

  5. Want to buy! Where?

    Comment by Henrik Christensen — June 12, 2007 @ 5:56 am

  6. The tool to build visual models like the one above can be obtained at

    Comment by Charles Rudolph — June 12, 2007 @ 8:22 am

  7. I am keen on learning how to use this tool -is there some way of being trained to be a Q12 facilitator?

    Comment by Jane Graham — November 28, 2007 @ 10:52 pm

  8. Anybody knows some alternative under linux platform?

    Comment by Nutts — February 24, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

  9. Hi great work – thanks for sharing

    You have provided many interesting, useful and practical points.
    I have also found the following of value in the context of employee engagement:
    Employee Engagement Surveys
    Employee Engagement Models
    Wikipedia – Employee Engagement

    Comment by rapidbi — October 2, 2008 @ 10:51 am

  10. I am interested in using this tool. How can I?

    Comment by Ronald — April 10, 2009 @ 9:54 am

  11. Excellent post and very informative

    Comment by Debashish Brahma — October 30, 2011 @ 4:21 am

  12. I read satisfied

    Comment by shivkumar — December 22, 2011 @ 11:47 am

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