Employee engagement is all the rage in HR. Multiple studies have shown the correlation between engaged workers and a healthy employee culture.
I teach a workshop called "You're the Person I WANT to Keep" which is focused on retaining top talent. One of the core elements of that program is understanding how your culture impacts employee satisfaction, happiness, and engagement.
This article refers to a Booz and company study on culture and engagement. Here's a synopsis of the article:
"According to recent research by Booz & Co., employees and managers greatly value company culture, but their organizations are failing to effectively shape the workplace environment. The study revealed that 60 percent of respondents, including executives and employees, believe that culture is more important than their company's strategy or operating model, and 84 percent think it's essential for business success. Unfortunately, over half think that their organization needs to overhaul company culture and only 35 percent believe it's currently managed effectively."
84% think it's critical for success, yet only 35% think it's managed effectively. Is there a disconnect here?
Does someone at your company take responsibility for driving culture or is your culture one of accepting what you tolerate?
Are you about to start losing some of your best talent because they are disgusted by your culture?
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