In the decades since “corporate culture” first appeared in the 1980s, it has become one of the most fashionable organizational features to study and one of the most popular themes in business books.
On Amazon alone, there are more than 10,000 results for books about workplace culture. That’s a lot of books!
With so much information out there have most companies become culture experts and applied their knowledge intelligently to fix their own culture?
No, they have not. 85% of employees are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work according to the State of the Global Workplace Report. In their report, they describe the 67% that are “not engaged:
This latter group makes up the majority of the workforce — they are not your worst performers, but they are indifferent to your organization. They give you their time, but not their best effort nor their best ideas.
And the reason?
They likely come to work wanting to make a difference — but nobody has ever asked them to use their strengths to make the organization better.
That means that your employees or team likely want to be engaged but aren’t. Usually, this comes down to company cultures that aren’t cultivating and harnessing the full potential of their employees.
Here’s something I’ve learned after helping thousands of executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs harness their own potential and show others at their organization how to do the same:
Human beings are the same all over the world. They’re all looking to be happy; they’re all looking to find meaning in their life. Your team is no different.
Below are some facts, stats, and case studies about workplace culture below that have tremendous implications for your business.
What Is Company Culture — And 3 Things You Should Know About It