RADICL’s 2023 State of the Work Experience Report Highlights Major Disconnects Between Workers and Enterprise Employers
Minneapolis – Aug. 31, 2023
Boring. Stressful. Micromanaged. Exhausting. Unappreciated.
These are the words people use most frequently to describe their work experience in a new survey by RADICL, a global employee experience advisory company that inspires organizations to unlock their energy and purpose.
“Many company leaders have rightfully been focusing on stabilization and a return to productivity and growth. Unfortunately, the goodwill from empathetic actions early in the pandemic has evaporated as companies have laid off employees and required a return to the office,” said Ken Oehler, Ph.D., Head of People Science at RADICL and author of the report. “These actions send a message to employees that they are expendable, not trusted, and that management may not even understand how work is now done. It seems that there is a disconnect between management and employees, where productivity and a human-centric employee experience are at odds.”
The new report aims to shed light on the current state of the work experience by identifying both the challenges and the opportunities for redesigning a whole-person experience that benefits companies and people who work in them. RADICL partnered with QuestionPro to survey more than 1,000 full-time U.S. employees from companies with 1,000-50,000+ employees across a range of industries in Q2 2023.
“A great work experience is not easy, lazy, or watching Netflix while working from home,” Oehler said. “Employees make it clear that a great work experience is a productive, impactful experience. They also indicate that people want to eliminate the friction, sharp edges, and toxicity in work that get in the way, overwhelm, sap energy, and dehumanize their experience. Along with delivering productive, meaningful value to the company, people are asking for reciprocal and regenerative value where they are seen, heard, understood, appreciated, developed, and rewarded, not just as employees but as people.”
RADICL inspires organizations to reimagine their people strategies by utilizing new science, frameworks and technology — designed for the changing world in which we work and live. Find us at http://www.radiclwork.com.