The O.C. Tanner Institute used a multi-method research design, employing interviews, focus groups, cross-sectional surveys, and a longitudinal survey.
Qualitative findings are derived from 16 focus groups and 108 interviews among employees and leaders of larger organizations. The groups were held in two phases: December 2018 and March 2019. Groups were conducted in Denver, CO; Toronto, CA; London, UK; and Sydney, AU. Each group represented a range of types of employers, including private companies, public companies, and government entities.
Quantitative findings are derived from online survey interviews administered to employees across Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. The total sample size was 20,088 workers at companies with 500+ employees. Fieldwork was undertaken in May and June 2019. Survey data was collected and analyzed by the O.C. Tanner Institute. This sample is sufficient to generate meaningful conclusions about the workplace culture of companies in included countries. However, as we do not have population data, results are subject to statistical errors customarily associated with sample-based information.
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from the O.C. Tanner Institute.