The uncomfortable truth about employee morale

A recent survey of American employees by Linkedin revealed the following findings:

  • More than 30% believe they'll be working someplace else inside of 12 months.
  • More than 40% don't respect the person they report to.
  • More than 50% say they have different values than their employer.
  • More than 60% don't feel their career goals are aligned with the plans their employers have for them.
  • More than 70% don't feel appreciated or valued by their employer.

It is easy to dismiss this as not relevant to us but we suspect for some organisations this will still hold true. The article quotes old the saying that most people don't quit their company they quit their boss so, as 2013 beckons, it might be worth doing a sense check - employees who are challenged, engaged, valued, and rewarded (emotionally, intellectually & financially) rarely leave, and more importantly, they perform at very high levels.

How do you score as a boss?