We were as shocked as you when we read this headline. But, yes, a recent Gallup survey highlighted a worrying statistic from the worldwide workplace; 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged at work. It would appear that from full-time workers in Frankfurt, to shift-workers in Shanghai, to those in part time work in Basingstoke, a lack of employee engagement can affect us all and it’s something your employer needs to identify and tackle, holistically.
It’s short-sighted for your employer to assume that you will automatically be engaged in your role simply because:
In all these cases – and many others – you may be feeling disconnected, confused or apathetic about your place in the grand scheme of the business.
Gallup’s research also shows that companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share – so employers should never forget that the success and growth of their business depends on staff that are not only present in body, but who’s hearts, minds and ambitions are truly engaged with the company ethos and goals.
Lesson number 1 – there are no quick fixes. A bit like making a lifelong commitment to eating well to maintain a healthy weight, a serious approach to prioritising employee engagement requires regular evaluation and an ongoing commitment to making it work. Here are a few pointers to suggest to your employer to start them on that road to a happier, more engaged and more productive team…
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