My series on corporate culture has piqued a lot of interest so far. Earlier this week I started distributing a survey to help bring in some additional context from the field. We’ll take a quick look at some of the early results today but I’ll compile a more complete report in a post near the end of the month once we’ve had a chance to collect more responses from the audience.
Also, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be participating in a panel discussion on team building, employee empowerment, and engagement on October 22nd. If you’re in a position where you need to manage a team of employees or hire talent, I highly recommend you take a moment to register.
Trends From The Survey
It’s still early in the cycle but I’m seeing a lot of interesting feedback already. Here are a few of the things that have jumped out at me already:
- Nearly all of our respondents indicated that the team they’ll be working with is the most important factor when considering a new job
- The catalyst moment that triggered an employee to start looking for a new job was nearly always company culture related
- More than half of supervisors seem to understand the needs of their team and people are generally comfortable voicing their concerns to management.
- Employers that offer a flexible work schedule are far more likely to attract the modern workforce
Comments and Insights
Several of our questions offered free form comments areas as a part of the response and this feedback has been very eye opening so far. Here are a couple of paraphrased comments from the people who have responded so far:
“Work to build trust and then support employees who perform well.”
“Don’t overlook input from the people in the trenches.”
“Just doing fun things at the company isn’t enough. Reward loyalty and work to keep your employees engaged.”
“It might be time to reconsider the standard 8 hour work day. The Industrial Revolution was a long time ago and there might be a better way.”
“I like to think of my company as my work family.”
We’ve gotten some other excellent comments as well. Too many, in fact, to list in one post. Once the survey is closed, I’ll put together a list of my favorite comments and share those with you.
Add Your Voice!
Remember, this is your chance to voice what corporate culture means to you. Please take a moment to include your responses in this conversation by taking the survey!
As always, I like to close out the week with a quote. Here you go:
No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.
– Jack Welch