Employees more likely to feel supported, appreciate workplace culture: survey
In the midst of the pandemic, one-on-one conversations can have a real impact on employee engagement, according to a recent survey.
Employees who reported frequent one-to-one conversations with their employer over the past month were 44 per cent more likely to be engaged and 38 per cent more likely to feel supported by their organization.
And almost half (48 per cent) felt more likely to have greater future sentiment about their workplace culture, found the survey of 1,679 employees in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. collected by O.C. Tanner on April 12 to 13.
“This is a grave missed opportunity. One-to-one meetings serve as a connection point between leaders and employees. They encourage authentic communication, meaningful development conversations, and give employees opportunities to discuss their goals, purpose and a direction they can work towards. They are crucial micro-experiences to get right,” says O.C. Tanner.
While 70 per cent of business leaders in Canada feel they create an empowering workplace culture, only 40 per cent of employees agree, according to an Accenture study.
More than half (51 per cent) of employees would like to receive feedback from their managers as long as the feedback is constructive, according to a recent survey out of the U.S.