Submitted by: Dale Carnegie Training(R)
Categories: Human Resources & Diversity1
Posted: Mar 21, 2002 – 11:00 PM EST
Mar. 21 /CSRwire/ - Dale Carnegie Training(R) surveyed 747 business people attending its classes worldwide on the recent Enron meltdown and discovered surprising results:
75% of all responders agreed or strongly agreed with the statement: "I would risk blowing the whistle if I discovered bad management practices in my company."
In fact, a majority of the respondents feel as though there is a communication breakdown between top management and employees:
59% of the respondents disagree or strongly disagree with the statement, "Top management effectively communicates with company employees."
In response to the statement, "I have become more distrustful of top management's motives," 37.8% of the respondents agreed or strongly agreed.
Dale Carnegie, the legendary human relations expert who founded Dale Carnegie Training(R), stressed the importance of communication and trust in the workplace. His teachings focus on ensuring that organizations strive to create a better workplace for their employees by encouraging communication, enthusiasm, and trust. Creating such a workplace fosters an organization's productivity overall and benefits both top management and employees.
"In today's business climate, organizations must be committed to communicating effectively with their employees," states Peter Handal, CEO of Dale Carnegie Training(R). "Doing so will instill a trust value within employees and increase their comfort level within the organization." Handal goes on to say, "Employees and management will feel a greater sense of unity in working towards a common goal when such an environment exists - they'll be working as a true team."
Dale Carnegie Training(R) has more than 5 million graduates in thousands of companies around the world. Dale Carnegie Training(R) is represented in all 50 U.S. states and in over 70 countries worldwide. The literature has been translated into 20 languages and the book that launched the organization, How to Win Friends and Influence People, remains one of the best-sellers of all time and was selected as the most influential business book of the century by Business Life magazine.
For more information on our courses and seminars, please visit us at www.dalecarnegie.com or call 1-800-231-5800. Partial survey results are available for review. To view these results, please go to www.enewsrelease.com/pressroom and enter ID #.34152
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