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What Employees Consider Key Culture Drivers

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-25-2012

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94% of executives say a distinct workplace culture is important to business success; 88% of employees agree.

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76% of execs say a clearly defined business strategy substantially contributes to a company's success; 57% of employees agree.

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62% of execs say clearly defined and communicated core values contribute substantially to a company's success; 55% of workers agree.

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45% of execs say social media has a positive impact on workplace culture; only 27% of workers agree.

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38% of execs say social media allows for increased transparency; only 17% of employees feel the same way.

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83% of execs say that senior leadership regularly communicates corporate core value; 67% of workers agree.

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75% of execs say there's a high level of consistency between values held by management and employees; 61% of workers agree.

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88% of execs say they can clearly explain their organization's culture to friends and family; 76% of workers say they can too.

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65% of execs say that financial performance impacts company culture; only 24% of employees agree.

What Employees Consider Key Culture Drivers

• Regular, candid communications (as cited by 50% of employees surveyed)• Worker recognition (49%)• Access to management/leadership (47%)