This summary is provided by IPR based on the original study by Future Forum (Slack Technologies)

Future Forum (Slack Technologies) examined how leadership transparency affects employee retention.

A survey of 10,569 workers and managers in the U.S., Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and the U.K. was conducted from July 28 — Aug. 10, 2021.

Key findings include:

  • 66% of executives believed they were “very transparent” regarding their “post-pandemic” policies, compared to 42% of employees who agreed.
  • 66% of leaders said they were designing “post-pandemic workforce policies with little to no direct input from employees.”
  • 44% of executives wanted to return to fully in-person work, compared to 17% of non-executive respondents.
  • Flexibility in the workplace is more inclusive: Asian (87%), Black (81%) and Hispanic (78%) respondents were more likely to want flexibility in where they worked compared to white respondents (75%).
  • Executive satisfaction is now 62% higher than non-executive employees.
  • Executives score 114% higher on “feeling good about stress and anxiety” than non-executive employees.

Learn more about the connection between employee satisfaction and executive transparency

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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