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Study: Leaders Need to Do More to Create Flexible Company Culture

Study: Leaders Need to Do More to Create Flexible Company Culture

The study, which was commissioned by author Dov Seidman and conducted by the Boston Research Group, is reportedly based on the responses of thousands of employees across the U.S.

According to The Economist, the survey discovered that 43 percent of respondents believed their company's culture was based on either top-down management, coercion leadership or command-and-control. At the other end of the spectrum, only 3 percent felt their companies were run by "self-governance," where every person adheres to a "set of core principles and values that inspire everyone to align around a company’s mission."

Additionally, the survey found that 41 percent of bosses interviewed felt they rewarded employees based on values rather than strict financial performance, but only 14 percent of employees agreed, the publication noted.

A recent survey conducted by retailer Staples found that one-third of office workers would be willing to work an extra week per year if their company established an incentive program, according to a release.