Why Workers Don’t Trust Their Company’s Leadership

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-17-2015 Email

Most employees are not happy at work, according to a recent survey from Achievers. The resulting report, titled "The Greatness Gap: The State of Employee Disengagement," addresses a range of factors contributing to the negative sentiments: Relative few workers can identify their company's cultural values. Among those who can, a majority don't find their organization's culture particularly appealing. Similar findings reflect a lack of awareness and acceptance of organizations' vision or mission drivers. Given the discouraging results, it's not surprising that most professionals don't trust their company's leadership. CIOs need to take a proactive role on these issues—or risk losing valuable tech talent to competitors. "Employees are truly engaged when their needs beyond the basics of compensation and equipment are being met: the less tangible but critical needs for recognition, direction, inspiration and purpose," according to the report. "Research shows that business success is driven by engaged employees. Engaged employees are the ones who know why they get up each morning to come to work. But the data shows us there are a few things missing." Nearly 400 U.S. and Canadian workers took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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