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Transparent management ‘key to employee happiness’, says survey

Transparent management 'key to employee happiness', says survey

December 12, 2013

Transparent management is the most important factor in employee happiness, according to a new survey.

Research by feedback tool TinyPulse suggests that management transparency is the decisive element in keeping people happy in the workplace.

It pipped the likes of workplace culture and a satisfactory relationship with your line manager in the research, released this week.

The study – named the 2013 Employee Engagement Survey – anonymously quizzed more than 40,000 workers across 300 organisations between September 2012 and November 2013.

TINYpulse founder and CEO David Niu said: “Not only are capital markets demanding transparency, employees want the same from their leadership.

“The cost of improving transparency is almost zero, and we are seeing an increasing number of companies using transparency as an advantage when attracting and retaining top talent.”

Other feedback from the survey included:

• Only 42% of employees knew their organization’s vision, mission, and values
• 82% of respondents claimed that their manager clearly outlined their role and responsibility
• Employee happiness is more dependent on co-workers than direct managers
• Team play and collaboration are the top trait employees love about their co-workers.

Mr Nui added: “This shows that who you work with is becoming more important than who you work for.

“We often think of employee happiness and satisfaction as being manager-driven, but now as the workplace becomes more cross-matrixed, collaborative, and ‘bottom-up,’ the importance of co-worker relationships continues to grow. ”

To read the full results from the survey, visit the website here….