Bad work culture is spoiling the party at the workplace: TimesJobs survey

New Delhi:  Engaging work culture fosters innovation and boosts employee productivity. However, noisy elements at the workplace create troubles for employees.  TimesJobs finds the key workplace elements that bother the current workforce are bad work culture and an unclear career growth path. A bad work culture tops the list of worrisome workplace elements for employees in India today, reveals a new TimesJobs survey.

In the survey of more than 1,000 professionals across different sectors, the top three reasons that are spoiling the workplace environment are as followed: bad work culture, unclear career advancement path and bad boss factor. Nearly 50% responded cited bad work culture as the most worrisome element of their workplaces. However, nearly 47% employees also said unclear career growth path is a main hindrance in workplaces and 30% said a bad boss or reporting manager is another noisy element.


Those who expressed dissatisfaction with their growth path, nearly 60% employees felt their workplace offered limited opportunities for career growth.

On the learning environment and opportunities at the workplace, Indian Inc scores poor mark.  Nearly 22% of the surveyed employees said they felt a lack of learning and development opportunities and almost 70% of these stated there are no learning and development tools to upgrade and upskill themselves at the workplace. Adding their woes, another 16% were upset about the lack of recognition at their workplace.

Shedding more light on overall state of work culture in India Inc., 52% employees rated their workplace as “bad” while only 20% voted as “good”. The remaining 28% employees said that their company is working towards building a strong work culture.

Skills and leadership at middle level managers is a matter of concern, finds the survey report. More than half of the employees who said they are unhappy with their reporting manager also stated unclear vision of the manager as the most annoying trait which hindered their growth, followed by favoritism (30%), rigidity (25%) and lack of domain knowledge (11%).

“An engaged and motivated workforce holds the success key in today’s hypercompetitive environment. So a low-motivated employee is a liability that no organization can afford. With the advent of multiple engagement platforms such as webinars, R&Rs, AMAs, TJ Social Connect, JobBuzz and organizations need only chose the most suitable tools to create an atmosphere of positivity and productivity within their workforce.” says Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions.


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