Recently, Bar Leader Weekly highlighted an article that pointed out just how important workplace culture is in helping employees decide whether to stay or go. The article, at ragan.com, shared the following findings from a recent survey on workplace culture:
- Fifty-eight percent of employees said they’d take a job at a competing company if the new company had a better culture than their current one.
- Forty-eight percent of respondents would be willing to work a 60-hour week in exchange for better office culture.
- Nearly two-thirds (64%) of respondents said that having “good relationships with supervisors” is very important to job satisfaction, and 60% said the same about “good relationships with colleagues.”
Add in the fact that the nonprofit sector is not generally known for high salaries, and a positive workplace culture may be especially important for bar associations. Bar Leader recently heard from several bar staff members and bar executives who shared what their bars do to make the staff feel appreciated.