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Workplace culture key to employee satisfaction: Catalyst

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Workplace culture of an organisation is key for employee satisfaction and their intentions to stay with the present employer, a report by research firm Catalyst says.

According to findings in the Catalyst's Mind Your Culture Gap report, both men and women MBA graduates want inclusive workplace cultures that not only emphasise integrity and collaboration, but also encourage them to achieve their potential and support others.

"This is important for company leaders who are increasingly concerned about finding and keeping top talent and driving organisational performance," Catalyst President and CEO Deborah Gillis said.

The narrower the culture gap -- the difference between employees' current workplace culture and the culture they say they want -- the more likely it is for employees to stay at their current organisations and feel satisfied for their work.

The report further noted that to create high-performing workplaces where employees feel included and empowered to contribute, companies must also involve employees throughout the organisation.

"Nearly 50 per cent of employees surveyed reported feeling a greater sense of inclusion when they felt personally connected to their company's values," it added.

"Inclusive workplaces don't happen by themselves," Gillis added.

As per the report, companies must be intentional about fostering the behaviors that employees want and involving individuals at all levels in creating work cultures where everyone feels empowered to be successful.

First Published: Wed, July 08 2015. 16:32 IST