The study also revealed some positive news and opportunities for companies to capitalize on:
•Finding the Bright Spots: 56% feel their company is better at identifying what works well instead of fixing processes that are not working.
•Training Can Make a Difference: Workers with training available to them have recently felt committed (48% vs. 39%), happy (45% vs. 37%), and excited (30% vs. 14%) about work.
•Glimmers of Hope: 43% of workers said they felt happy about work at some point in the last month.
"From connecting everyone in the organization to the strategy of the company, to creating the right culture that supports the behaviors and process that will achieve the strategy, to making training more relevant to the jobs that people have, there are clear, actionable approaches that leaders can take to transform their organizations," said Berens. "The America's Workforce study uncovers essential truths that each and every organizational leader should know. The good news is that while it's not easy to drive culture change or approach communication in a different way, it's all possible, and every incremental change will yield significant results."
Download the full results of the "America's Workforce: A Revealing Account of What U.S. Employees Really Think about Today's Workplace" study.
The online survey analyzed the responses of 1,061 U.S.-based full-time and part-time employees across a variety of industries, companies, and positions and was conducted by Kelton Group, a leading global insights firm.
Root is a strategy execution company that helps organizations engage their people as the catalyst and driver for change. Root does this by connecting people with complex strategies using creative and visual methods, transformative insights, and consulting know-how on strategy deployment and sustainment. With more than 20 years of capabilities developed from partnering with the world's largest businesses, Root has created a proven framework that consistently achieves clarity, ownership, and results. Based in Sylvania, Ohio, Root has been recognized as a Great Place to Work for eight consecutive years. Visit www.rootinc.com for more information or follow Root on Twitter: @therootinc.
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