SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has revealed that Korean workers think that the modus operandi at work is generally inefficient, and most feel that both an old-fashioned leadership style requiring commands of superiors to be followed and a lack of communication are behind the inefficiency.
According to a survey conducted by the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry that studied the way local firms conducted their business, Korean workers gave their employers 45 out of a total 100 points in this regard.
When workers were asked why work processes were irrational, more than half (50.9 percent) said that “the task in itself was not meaningful in the first place.”
One of the key effects of an inefficient work system was the imbalance between work and life.
According to the survey, workers gave themselves a score of 57.5 points out of 100 in terms of work-life balance. The closer the score is to 100, the more workers are able to properly balance work and life.
In explaining the low score for work-life balance, 30 percent cited unnecessary tasks, while 29 percent blamed taxing schedules.
Lee Gyeong-min of Imaging Leaderships Interventions said that the younger work force would prefer to choose life outside of work rather than be stuck doing a task that would not advance their self-growth.
“This means that if they are motivated, there is a high chance they will become absorbed in their work,” said Lee.
The Korean Chamber of Commerce said that workers feel that the work processes at their companies are inefficient because of a lack of proper communication. People do not bother to explain or ask “why”.
The institution also said that the current corporate culture that dictate juniors share the same views as their superiors was another reason for inefficient practices at the workplace.
In order to address this issue, the Chamber of Commerce has published a book titled “Why Book” which includes possible solutions to the problem.
The book is expected to be distributed to large companies and will be published on the Chamber of Commerce’s website (www.korcham.net.)
H. S. Seo (firstname.lastname@example.org)