92% leaders believe that ‘Workplace culture has a high impact on a company’s financial
Mumbai, September 12, 2017: Dale Carnegie Training India organized the second edition of the Dale Carnegie Expert Forum 2017 in Mumbai. The event is an exclusive annual roundtable series bringing together some of India’s foremost thought leaders and opinion-makers to brainstorm, challenge conventions and provide perspective on concepts critical for organizational success.
The theme ofthis year’s roundtable discussion was: Driving Engagement through Organizational Culture: How to TransformAttitudes and Actions to Create Successful Workplace Cultures. Anesteemed group of HR leaders discussed real issues/situations and brainstormedsolutions in the context of global L&D trends, future organizationalchallenges related to employee-engagement and shared insights from around theworld.
Along withthe event, a research report on ‘TransformingAttitudes and Actions: How Senior Leaders Create Successful Workplace Cultures’ waslaunched. The discussions of the roundtable were based on a survey of thisreport conducted amongst600 seniorleaders across four countries i.e., India, United States, Germany and Indonesia. The researchexamined the perceptions of senior leaders on the strength of their own companycultures, their attitudes about its importance and impact, and actions they aretaking to improve it. The research findings revealed:
- 92% of the leaders from successful companies believe that workplace culture has high impact on company’s financial performance
- The top three things successful companies are doing to improve their culture through engaging employees are: providing developmental training (43%), improving workplace conditions (37%) and creating clear paths for career advancement (30%)
- 84% of executives from leading organizations are currently taking measures to enhance their workplace culture
Pallavi Jha, Chairperson and Managing Director, Dale Carnegie TrainingIndia said, “Creatingan effective and engaging workplace culture continues to be a top priority forcompanies globally. The research has shown us that the workplace culture has20-30% differential outcome on company’s performance. It is very interesting toknow that almost 95% of the respondents said that they prioritize workplaceculture. But one needs to know that corporate culture runs deep; the fact thatit’s embedded in nearly everything an organization thinks and does is whatmakes it so powerful – and so hard to transform."
Some of theeminent panelists present at the roundtable were: Mr. Rajeev Dubey, Group President (HR & Corporate Services, Mahindra)& CEO (After-Market Sector); Ms. Rajkamal Vempati, Head Human ResourcesAxis Bank; Ms. Poppy Sharma, Assistant General Manager with Central Bank ofIndia; Mr. Aadil Bandukwala, Social Talent Evangelist, Belong; Ms. MichelleBonterre, Chief Brand Strategy Officer, Dale Carnegie Training; Mr. PaulSiregar, Managing Director of Dale Carnegie Indonesia; Mr. Uwe Göthert,Managing Director Dale Carnegie Germany.