With General Motors widely publicized safety recall still making headlines, you would think that the confidence and overall enthusiasm of its workforce would have dropped off a little bit. However according to a recent report from The Detroit Free Press, company morale has actually risen in recent months.
GM North America President Mark Reuss said an internal study revealed morale among global GM employees has risen when compared to a similar study done in 2012. He said the gains can be traced to a “renewed emphasis on transparency” at the company post recall crisis.
“Honestly, the survey people said we’ve never seen improvement like what we saw here,” said Reuss.
So far, GM has been fairly forthcoming with its knowledge of the faulty ignition switches. The company is also fast tracking the recalls for other potential defects, which may be reasons for an increased sense of company morale.
GM has hired investigator Anthony Valukas to conduct an internal investigation of the company to try and find out why it took so long to recall the defective vehicles. The results of that probe are expected to be released in coming weeks. The automaker is also under investigation from the U.S. Department of Justice, Congress and the National Highway Traffic Administration for its handling of the matter.