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Mar 5, 2018

‘Disappointing’ internal ABC survey shows staff distrust management

A survey from last year found that staff are unhappy with management but remain proud to work at the ABC.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Even before the ABC was bungling its so-called cabinet files and throwing chief economics correspondent Emma Alberici under a bus, morale among staff at the public broadcaster had dropped even lower than two years ago, when the last staff engagement survey was taken.

According to a summary of results from the most recent survey -- conducted in November last year -- obtained but redacted under freedom of information, staff engagement has dropped from 52% in 2015 to 46% in 2017. Almost 2900 staff responded to the survey, conducted by Aon for the ABC. One of the worst performing criteria was whether action taken as a result of the previous survey had made the ABC a greater place to work -- only 17% of respondents thought this was the case.

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16 thoughts on “‘Disappointing’ internal ABC survey shows staff distrust management

  1. klewso

    “The beatings will continue until morale improves!”?
    What did they expect from Tuppence’s Mal-administration of ‘Murdoch’s Guthrie Inoculum’?

  2. AR

    To paraphrase, “the staff have lost the confidence of the management and it will be necessary to create a new tranche of toadies & timeservers“.
    When Guthrie can say without apparent shame & self disgust “ … she and the directors would run focus groups, and suggested staff watch a video…” you know this is a waste of time & oxygen.

  3. mikeb

    “I want to assure you that myself and the Technology Executive Team are committed to improving our ABC, and hope you are also.”

    Yeah sure. The trouble is that it involves support staff getting another kick in the guts. That’s what leads to a 37% engagement score.

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