The Whitehall & Industry Group: Creating a Culture of Belonging in the Workplace
The State of Work: How Can Leaders Solve The Engagement Crisis? A Rungway Webinar
Rungway Founder Julie Chakraverty recently led a discussion at The Whitehall & Industry Group, (podcast available here).
In the session, Julie highlights three main themes:
The importance of genuinely listening to your workforce as individuals
How to create a culture of belonging in the workplace
How to implement new forms of data intelligence to address issues quickly
Why your outdated internal communications system is failing your employees
The state of the workplace in the UK is changing as employees face an engagement crisis, with Gallup research reporting that 68% of employees feel unengaged at work. Disengaged employees can pose a threat to overall company efficiency, through lack of care, poor customer service, or influencing other employees negatively.
Banking is failing the mental stress test
Currently, many internal communication systems that organisations have are not catching up to a very modern Generation Z workforce.
The verdict's out - mental health for lawyers needs attention
While widely recognised for some time that financial problems unavoidably affect mental health, alarming statistics in recent years reveal that 67% of senior-level decision makers at financial institutions say they would quit their jobs if stress levels did not improve. Metlife research also concluded that two out of five banking executives described their job as “Extremely Stressful”.
The State of Work: How Can Leaders Solve The Engagement Crisis?
The UK legal industry is facing many challenges as mental health becomes a bigger concern every year. Long hours, tough material to work with, and cuts in legal aid are just a few of many factors hyping up the stress levels of those in the profession. The nature of the job and competition within the field means young barristers are often overloaded with work. ‘All-nighters’ pulled off at least a couple of nights a week are now understood to be the norm.
Why Banks & Law Firms Need to be Radical Mentors
Today’s workplace faces serious challenges that threaten the culture, productivity and overall performance of organizations. According to Gallup, 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work - meaning they are present in body, but hating every minute of it…
Manager and employee relationships: Why is technology still just an efficiency tool?
By 2020, more than half of the entire workforce population will be made up of millennials (usually considered to be born between 1980 and 1996) and Generation Z talent (those born after 1996). Considered to have significant influence on today’s trends and tech-innovation, millennials and Gen Z are ambitious, creative…
How CEOs can change company culture from the top
HR software solutions have improved the process and employee engagement no end. Feedback from colleagues and managers on performance is more efficiently collected, the experience is smoother and less admin heavy – but shouldn’t technology be adding more value than just efficiency gains?
Working X to X: How companies can support flexible working
Company cultures can give a good read on how people are feeling in the business. Do people support each other? Are they feeling burnt out? If your company can’t answer questions like these with confidence, it’s important to make changes to better understand your corporate culture and also how you can lead by example to change it (because no company culture is perfect). So where can companies and managers start?
Studies have shown that allowing employees to work from home can increase employee satisfaction and productivity in the long-term, and that an employer’s presence among employees has much less effect on productivity than that of their colleagues. It's clear that it has a lot of benefits. So, how can companies best support their flexible workforce?