Driver Impact Analysis

What is it? 

Betterworks Engage’s Driver Impact Analysis uses cutting-edge analysis and measurements to pinpoint the true drivers of engagement within your company. These drivers include the questions set up in your surveys, and how they affect your employees' work.

This analysis is utilized in every survey response that is submitted by your employees. Once they complete the surveys, Engage will measure and analyze the voting patterns of employees that are highly engaged, and those that are the least engaged within your company.  

When creating questions for a survey, there is an option to enable driver impact analysis for each of them. This cannot be set for any template questions. 

When in the settings for a question, there is a box at the bottom that says "Set as Driver Impact Analysis outcome question:


This box needs to be checked if you want to determine the level of impact the question(s) would have on the overall favorability of the questions' responses. One question must be selected as an Outcome Question for the Driver Impact Analysis to run.

The outcome question is the survey question that relates to the goal of the survey. Once an outcome question is set, the other questions in the survey will be measured against this outcome question. This will determine which of the questions have a high correlation with the outcome question.

You can also set up a question from the question bank as the outcome question:


After a survey is run, go to the Reports tab for a survey, and click on Questions. You'll then be taken to this page:


On this page, the stars denote the Outcome Questions that were enabled for this survey. All the other questions will have an impact bar (or a hamburger icon) to indicate how their favorability percentages are close to the outcome question(s). The higher the number of bars, the higher the correlation between the favorability of both questions. The lower it is, the lower the correlation.

Note: You can set up more than one question as the outcome question, but it’s recommended to keep them as less as possible (max 3 for surveys with 30+ questions) to maintain the statistical sanctity.