The survey results don’t blame employees as negligent for being unable to identify their CEOs. Instead, the results point to other factors, such as infrequent communication from the top, more employees working remotely (71%), a seldom seen chief executive and email versus face-to-face correspondence (16%). Another 16% said they never receive messages from the CEO at all. Only slightly less than half (46%) of employees said they had personally met the CEO.
Employees polled also admitted they didn’t know their organization’s mission, another critical lapse with potentially dire ramifications. Employees need to understand their organization’s purpose to understand the value they bring to it, or they will not be engaged with the company.
The estimated cost of workplace disengagement is staggering. Employers can use these study results or conduct similar internal polls to find out how informed and engaged their workers are.
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