"Worrying" research findings have prompted the first ever national campaign to promote engaging and productive work cultures.

HR think-tank Reventure will undertake a number of research projects over the coming years to highlight challenges and solutions to workplace productivity and engagement.

Its recent survey of more than 1,000 Australian workers found that while 71 per cent believed their leaders had vision and direction, a third (35%) felt stressed as a result of poor leadership.

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