A recent study of 200 companies in Singapore by Bridges Consulting revealed that 90% of their strategic initiatives failed because their leaders didn’t deal with how people behaved and worked together. In North America, according to Gallup Research, the level of employee engagement is between26-30%. In Southeast Asia, it is between 6-12%. When you consider the amount of money companies spend on HR, that’s a lot of investment for mediocre 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 envision the optimum work environment, you can’t turn poor employee engagement around. Leading, managing and behaving in the same old ways while expecting your employees to embrace new work habits and higher levels of collaboration is cultural insanity.