The Australian Institute of Management and the Positive Workplace Foundation partnered with Perception Mapping to complete an online map of almost 1000 managers in Western Australia using the Positive Workplace Index™ to rapidly discover:
- Almost one in five workers is, at least sometimes, unhappy in their workBR
- 29% of the sample believed there was job insecurity in their organisation, 23% did not think people within their organisation felt a sense of ownership, 18% perceived they had limited or no fun at work, and 15% would not recommend their organisation to a friend seeking employment,BR
- More than one in three Western Australian workers believed that bullying exists in their workplace, and two in three perceive their workplace to have significant pockets of negativityBR
- A startling one quarter of the business community surveyed feel worthless at least some of the time, and one in seven of them (or 4% of the total sample) feel this way often or always. Of equal concern was 41% of the sample who felt like they do not have much of a future, at least sometimes.
These results show great opportunities for HR and training professionals to engage in targeted, specific interventions to improve engagement, ownership, fun, self development and positive workplace practices.
So what difference has Perception Mapping made to client organisations in terms of tangible results?
BankWest’s Jim Watson says by implementing several action plans recommended by the Perception Mapping team, the company has already addressed significant issues that were raised during the mapping process and has seen an increase in staff productivity.
“We’ve had commitment from our staff to go out and get a couple of million dollars in gross sales of new business,” Jim says.
To help build a positive workplace in your organisation, talk to Perception Mapping today.