Study: Culture is crucial, yet feeding it eludes many U.S. execs

Employers know that happy workers are more engaged, productive and likely to stay, but many business leaders are unwilling to make it a priority—at the peril of the bottom line.

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It’s a stew with ingredients such as communications, compensation, benefits and engagement, attitude and ethos. An organization’s culture might be an abstract asset (or liability), but it has a significant effect on the bottom line.

SnackNation has conducted research to gain more understanding about what contributes to a positive, productive culture and to gauge how American workers feel about their workplace’s culture. It found 10 key insights, starting on an upbeat note. Eighty-three percent of respondents said their company offers plenty of opportunities to grow and advance. Just 28 percent reported having no growth opportunities at work. Seventy-one percent reported being either “happy” or “very happy” at their current gig.

SnackNation found that 61 percent of respondents feel “challenged” at work—which can be a good thing. They cite data showing that employees who feel challenged in their role are nearly “three times more likely to be engaged.”

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