On balance, is your organisation...
a "truly great place to work?"
Best Practice routinely asks respondents whether or not their organisation is a
"truly great place to work".
We have found that this one simple question gives a high-level indicator to the overall health of an organisation.
A high rating for this question typically means: Unit Cohesion in the Workplace
On average, 70% of employees who answer YES to this
question will include 1 or more of the following 4 words in
their reason - Staff – Friend - People – Team.
Employees therefore rate an organisation as a “truly great
place to work” in terms of the people with whom they work
… not in terms of their job or their pay.
This is an excellent measure of the extent to which
employees feel a sense of belonging to a friendly, cohesive
A low rating for this question typically means: Alienation in the Workplace
On average, 70% of employees who answer NO to this
question will point to a LACK of something in the
organisation, e.g. Support - Leadership – Morale –
They increasingly point to the things that are missing in the
connections they have with the people they work with, the
managers they work for, and the organisation that employs
This indicates a growing sense of disconnection or
alienation from others in their workplace and, by
implication, from the organisation’s purposes and goals.
The following chart looks at a range of over 200 organisations and compares
each organisation's truly great place to work rating with
its Employee Turnover Risk (defined as the percentage of
employees who often think of leaving the organisation).