|Workers and Bosses Don't Quite Connect|
According to a recent study by an international staffing firm, 73 percent of employees said it is important to feel like they are part of a family at work. Employers also said they prefer a close-knit, familial environment at work. But concerns about job security and the economy make those feelings hard to sustain. Neither workers nor their bosses have complete trust in each other.
The statistics illustrate the problem:
One firm suggests conducting an anonymous employee survey to measure attitudes about work, office policies and management. Then call an employee meeting to target those issues.
Employees should not be afraid to voice their concerns. Companies are often willing to offer greater flexibility to reduce burnout and consequent turnover. Performance reviews are a good time to bring these issues up.
|Source||"Workers and Bosses Don't Quite Connect," Chicago Tribune, Aug. 27, 2003.|
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