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Why Workers Don’t Trust Their Company’s Leadership

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-17-2015 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    CIOs need to take a proactive role in engaging their IT teams—or risk losing valuable tech talent to competitors.
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    Bummer

    51% of surveyed U.S. and Canadian employees are not happy at work.
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    Pending Exodus

    Half don't expect to be in their current job one year from now.
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    Culture Clash

    Less than two-fifths said they know what their company's cultural values are, and only 44% said they like their company's culture.
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    Blindsided

    Only 40% said they know what their company's vision is.
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    Without a Compass

    61% don't know what their company's mission is, while 57% aren't motivated by their company's mission.
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    Just 45% trust their organization's leadership.
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    57% do not feel they are recognized for their progress at work, and 53% said they're not recognized for their achievements at work.
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    60% said they don't receive "in-the-moment" feedback from their managers.
 

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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