I particularly like them when I can write on them!
Three such tools are pictured below.
You can download all these pulse checks here.
I'm personally bored with online surveys and the fact that most people do nothing with the results (classical example employee engagement surveys) which pisses the people who complete them off and leads to further disengagement.
These pulse checks are completed manually. I’ve found that doing them non digitally, and without the obligatory computer generated report, to be good for the soul. I'm testing this and some other areas that impact my work with clients.
Here's to simple yet profound data collection that we actually use and that really can engage people.