You probably are taking polls in your office without even knowing it. They usually are in the form of quick employee opinion polls. “What do you think the kitchen color should be?” “Should we have our Christmas party on a Thursday or Friday?” These are usually the types of questions you might hear. In most cases these employee surveys might only consists of 1 to 3 questions. It can be done in person or by email. Plus, a lot less people are usually surveyed.
If you are in charge of a survey like this, make it as simple as possible. This way you can catch more opinions with little effort. Though, at the end of the day make sure you get upper management in the mix. The last thing you want to do is paint a conference room hot pink without any of the bigwigs knowing about it.