20 Things We Learned in 2016 about Org Charts
The end of December is always a great opportunity to look back on the year to remember what happened, what we learned and take away a few things we’ll remember in the years ahead.
The news organizations love putting together snippets of the year’s best, worst, strangest, saddest and every other “-est” story imaginable. We thought we’d jump on the bandwagon and summarize all of the great information we’ve learned and shared this year. Of course, we invite you to take a look yourself at all of our blog post, but in case you missed them…
Our Pingboard blog posts have focused on:
- Org charts
- Organizational design
- Organizational structures
- Employee onboarding
- Employee engagement
- Employee communication
- Employee satisfaction and wellbeing
Here are the top 20 most interesting and impactful quotes, stats and details we gathered this year. It’s a quick recap to bring you up to speed as to the areas where the org chart software industry is focused.
- More than 50% of employees say they are overwhelmed
- Only 13% of employees consider themselves engaged at work
- 70% of employees say they serve on multiple teams
- “The culture of ‘engagement’ that CEOs build should [include] platforms for people to know each other as individuals and not just as ‘co-workers.” – Deepak Narayanan, Entrepreneur
- “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” – John C. Maxwell
- 70% of people say having friends at work is the most crucial element to a happy working life
- 50% of people believe having a friend at work makes them feel a stronger connection with their company
- ⅓ of all new hires say “getting to know a boss and workers, and fitting into the corporate culture” is the second greatest challenge when starting a new job
- “Employees spend about 20 percent of their work week – nearly an entire day – searching for details internally and tracking down colleagues for answers.” – McKinsey Global Institute
- 90% of executives understand the importance of employee engagement, yet fewer than 50% understand how to address the issue
- Higher workplace engagement leads to a nearly 40% reduction in absenteeism and 21% higher productivity
- ⅓ of employees say the ability to collaborate makes them more loyal
- The highest employee satisfaction rates are often among consumers’ favorite companies
- 76% of job applicants look to see what a company’s employees say about the company before accepting the position
- The #1 complaint employees have about their employers is the lack of communication
- Employees spend at least 6 hours a day checking emails, not to mention reading, answering and organizing emails
- “Relationships and good health are the keys to happiness, not income.” – The London School of Economics and Political Science
- “The evidence shows that the things that matter most for our happiness and for our misery are our social relationships and our mental and physical health. This demands a new role for the state – not ‘wealth creation’ but ‘wellbeing creation.’” – The London School of Economics and Political Science
We research and present all of this information and more to educate and inform you of the value of a strong company culture built around communication, collaboration, accessibility and fun. While org chart software may not at first seem like anything more than a tool to help draw boxes and lines that illustrate a company’s structure, we hope our blog posts have helped you see there is much more to the software than meets the eye.
Today’s modern business organization chart software is complex, yet easy to use. It’s interactive, engaging, fun and informative, giving employees from the top of the ladder to the first rung an opportunity to connect with one another in a professional and personal way from day one. It also offloads a ton of work from HR or admins who are usually responsible for maintaining a company organizational chart.
If you haven’t yet seen what this new software can do, maybe 2017 is your year. We’d be happy to show you how it works so you can pilot it or launch it company wide in a matter of hours. Here’s to 2017 and a year full of engaged, happy employees.