Overcoming the global pandemic of dysfunctional workplaces & disengaged employees
Kimberly Wiefling
Silicon Valley Alliances
Decades of research – as well as common sense – suggest that unmotivated people working in unhealthy workplaces are less productive, less innovative, and less creative. But, although it’s well known how to engage employees and create healthy work environments, employee engagement in America is barely above 30%, and in Germany it’s a mere 15% on average. Globally the statistics on employee engagement are even worse, with Japan at a shocking 6% of employees engaged! Why? Organizational culture. Peter Drucker reportedly said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” An organization’s culture is as invisible as the air that we breathe, and as inescapable as gravity. Unfortunately no one feels personally responsible for creating the culture! Is it possible that – long ago – aliens landed on Earth, established sick, twisted, dysfunctional organizations, and then left? Probably not! Let’s consider an even scarier possibility, that WE are creating our workplace cultures. The upside of this is that we also have the power to change it for the better. Come explore the dark side of organizations, and the bright future available to those who are determined to “lead from any chair” to re-shape their organizations and generate great results by design. Highlights Most frequent reasons for failure in global teams and the underlying causes of those failures. Key factors required for employee engagement, and the sorry state of low engagement globally. Why even executives don't feel responsible for this tragic loss of productivity.
Interested in Structuring?
Visit our Structuring community!
How should an ideal organization look like? What approaches can help you to make your organization more efficient? Let's try to find answers together in our Structuring topic. Here we discuss problems of org design/team structure, process (agile/kanban, etc), engineering metrics, knowledge management/documentation.
Peter Bell, Founder & CTO at CTO Connection
Aaron Erickson, Co-Founder & CEO at Orgspace
Belle Walker, Founder at Belleview Consulting
Kit Colbert, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at VMware
Tyler Jewell, Managing Director at Dell Technologies Capital
Andrea Goulet, Co-Founder at Corgibytes, LLC
Jeremy Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO at Andela
Bryan Helmkamp, Founder and CEO at Code Climate
Bryan Helmkamp, Founder and CEO at Code Climate

Copyright © 2024 CTO Connection, All Rights Reserved