HR, Managers and Employees Disagree About What Drives Workplace Culture

March 10, 2016

Human resources professionals, managers and employees have very different opinions about workplace culture, according to findings of a new study from The Workforce Institute.

The study (The Workforce Institute at Kronos and WorkplaceTrends Employee Engagement Lifecycle Series: Who’s the Boss of Workplace Culture?) asked participants who they believe drives the culture, what’s important to creating a great one and what can destroy workplace culture.

When asked who at their organization most defines workplace culture, HR professionals, managers and employees each felt they were most important:

Other survey highlights:

More than 1,800 U.S. adults responded to the online questionnaire and were segmented into three different survey groups: HR professionals (601 respondents); people managers (604 respondents); and full-time, nonmanaging employees (602 respondents).

Source: Kronos Incorporated