"How do your employees feel about their jobs?" Many business owners have been asked this question and often answer with the quote above. Well, if they're right, they're one of the lucky ones.
According to a recent Gallup poll* of more than 9,000 full-time or part-time workers, 28% of respondents overall, were "engaged" with their jobs, meaning that they were emotionally attached to their workplaces and motivated to be productive. More than half, 54%, were "not engaged"; i.e., they were emotionally detached and unlikely to be self-motivated. And 18% were "actively disengaged," indicating that they viewed their workplaces negatively and were liable to spread that negativity to others.
How might the typical workplace be affected by the "not-engaged" or "actively disengaged?" The answer to that question differs greatly from business to business. We know this; without worker engagement, business productivity is very challenging. Getting them engaged takes leadership.
Is your leadership team equipped to engage your people?
*The State of the American Workplace