Only about one in 10 people possess the natural talent to manage -- and companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the manager role 82% of the time. These were among Gallup's biggest workplace findings in 2014, as reported on Gallup.com.
We also revealed how companies' focus on employee satisfaction is wrongheaded, while pointing out the seven things employers do right when managing their workforces. And among the many pressing global topics we covered in 2014, we notably challenged Asian businesses to develop a more effective leadership pipeline to compete in the coming years.
Here are Gallup.com editors' picks for the top five workplace articles from 2014. We hope you profit from reading -- or re-reading -- them and that your company has a prosperous 2015.
Why Great Managers Are So Rare
Companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time, Gallup finds.
To Win With Natural Talent, Go for Additive Effects
Four human capital strategies combine to drive up to 59% more growth in revenue per employee.
Employee Satisfaction Doesn't Matter
A warning to leaders: If you're measuring the effectiveness of your culture by your workforce's "satisfaction," you're doing it all wrong.
Bridging the Leadership Gap in Asia
Why Asian companies must develop an effective leadership pipeline if they're going to grow in the next decade.
Seven Thing Great Employers Do (That Others Don't)
These unusual, innovative and proven tactics create productive and profitable working environments.