At the top of this list is workplace relationships with co-workers and clients (43 percent). Rounding out the top three reasons is company culture/values (18 percent) and growth opportunities (17 percent).
The latest in Korn Ferry’s Executive Survey series finds that the top job frustration for 55 percent of those surveyed is a “lack of growth opportunities,” while the factor that would most dramatically improve executives’ feelings about their job, according to 47 percent of those surveyed, is working for “a company whose culture is aligned with my values.”
“Today’s employees need to feel their organization’s culture honors what they value and what is important to them,” said Korn Ferry Senior Partner Dave Eaton. “For example, if their organization gives lip service to a participative culture, but in reality decisions are made from the top down, they’ll feel undervalued and may leave. It’s incredibly important to focus on culture, especially during times of change, such as in a merger or acquisition.”
Korn Ferry research has identified several key dimensions of organizational culture and helps company leaders define, establish and enhance an ideal culture based on business objectives.
“We measure dimensions of culture along continuums, such as task oriented to people oriented and short-term to long-term focus, and help clients find the right mix,” said Eaton. “The key to having a successful organizational culture is to be consistent and to actually live the culture in daily practice,” said Eaton.