Follow Up: LinkedIn Poll

A couple weeks ago I wrote about testing the LinkedIn polling capability, putting up this poll:

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The response rate wasn’t great, only 34 responses, but none of them valued technical competence as the most important attribute. That feels right, and it’s powerful statement to managers; be a manager, not the alpha geek. But it’s also not the whole story – surveys are hard! My guess is that some level of technical ability would be demanded, but is it? Another survey to do one day.

 

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I liked how easy it was to deploy the poll, and l liked that I could easily see the results by job title, age, gender, and company size. I didn’t see an easy way to share the results (thus the screenshots), and I wished for richer options when building it (for example, have them order the attributes to see the total ranking), but that’s probably beyond the scope of it’s intent.