Organizational cultures change constantly. The O.C. Tanner Institute tracks, analyzes, and chronicles these changes so you can always keep pace.
Our ongoing research uncovers and examines the trends, statistics, and perceptions that are shaping workplace cultures around the world. See how organizations with strong cultures attract top talent, reduce employee turnover, and help employees thrive.
Organizational cultures face several big challenges. Employees’ sense of purpose, opportunity, and success all fell 14% or more in the last year.
Work will increasingly be done where employees want to do it. And that’s not necessarily 100% remote. The keys are flexibility and connection.
By satisfying three psychological needs, organizations can create more employee peak experiences and improve numerous cultural outcomes.
The probability of great work increases at least 18x when employee recognition is tailored to individuals and integrated across the organization.
The role of HR today is only a fraction of what it will be in years to come. We have four practical suggestions to help prepare for it.
Explore employee and workplace culture metrics specific to more than 20 countries around the world.
The average engagement score fell 2% and incidences of burnout rose 3% from the previous year—for reasons other than the pandemic.
Unprecedented times conceal unprecedented opportunities to strengthen culture though transparency, connection, recognition, and inclusion.
Over the next decade, recognition will become more technical, personal, natural, and critical. Nearly half of employees feel there’s room to improve.
When cultures increase inclusive employee experiences and decrease exclusionary experiences, quantifiable outcomes like engagement and wellbeing soar.
Organizations that treat every employee as a leader develop the best leaders (at least 81% of them). They also build the best cultures.
Cultures where all employees thrive don’t create themselves. It’s a never-ending journey. Fortunately, we know four important steps to keep in mind.
Culture-building efforts and modern workplace trends created a 6% engagement increase, yet 59% of employees are still willing to leave.
The employee experience is not what you think it is. Our study shows only 42% of employees feel good about their daily experiences at work.
Traditional leadership is being replaced. Modern leaders use mentoring, connection, and employee recognition to inspire 86% more great work.
Today’s one-to-one conversations go beyond performance reviews to help leaders and employees connect, share goals, and improve trust 276%.
Only 51% of employees say their company excels at listening to employees. Listening is more than hearing, and improves employee satisfaction.
The statistics about culture show the impact of leadership is profound. Leaders plays a pivotal role in building thriving workplace culture and impacting their company’s bottom line.
A more diverse, multigenerational workforce, the rise of AI, and a lack of connection are the latest trends in the workplace disrupting companies.
Only 66% of employees feel a sense of purpose at their organizations. Purpose must be heard and felt throughout the work environment.
Employee success is personal. But only 54% of employees feel like they accomplished something great in the past 30 days.
Appreciation results in more than just happy employees—employees who feel appreciated are 5X more likely to stay.
More Employee Recognition and Company Culture Resources
There are so many different ways to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate your employees. Here are more resources for guidance:
• Guide to Employee Recognition Programs
• 11 Employee Recognition Ideas
• 22 Awesome Employee Recognition Gift Ideas
• 9 Tips for How to Choose Employee Recognition Software
• Heartfelt Employee Appreciation Quotes to Say "Thank You"
• Benefits of Peer to Peer Recognition
• Best Practices for Virtual Employee Recognition
• Guide to Years of Service Awards
• Tips to Celebrate Work Anniversaries
• Employee Recognition in the Modern Workplace
• Victories: Modern Recognition Software
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