While management and leadership agree on the fact that employees are one of the most important assets of an organisation, there is still much to be done about employee engagement in the office.
The harsh reality is that the majority of the workforce is simply not engaged in their work. They are either adding minimal value or actively working against the organisation.
In fact, only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs, according to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report.
Engagement means that they are emotionally invested in committing their time, talent and energy in adding value to their team and advancing the organisation’s initiatives.
The report has even identified three types of employees in an organisation based on the (dis)engagement levels.
Employee engagement has a direct impact on the productivity and profitability of any organisation. Disengaged employees represent serious problems that need to be addressed, costing organisations significant losses – for example, upwards of $550 billion a year in lost productivity in the United States alone, according to the research.
Leaders and managers should recognise the above as an opportunity to learn how to involve their staff, by defining, measuring and devising an action plan to improve the levels of engagement in the organisation.
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