Results from a recent study in Singapore with 200 companies revealed 9 out of 10 strategic initiatives failed beacause leaders didn’t focus on changing people’s behaviours and how tehy worked together. According to Gallaup Research, in North America the current level of employee engagement is between 26-30%, and in southeast Asia employee engagement is between 6-12%. With a one million dollar HR budget, that’s $700,000 spent on disengagement, a lot of investment with no payback.
Workplace culture is all about HOW people work together. Unless you understand how people work together, identify what is causing energy drain and loss of productivity, and explore the desired work environment, how can you expect different results? If einstein was at your workplace, he might say “Leading, managing and beaving in the same old ways while expecting your employees to embrace new work habits and higher levels of collaboration is cultural insanity.