According to a recent study by Gallup on employee engagement, 85% of employees are not engaged or are actively disengaged at work. Eighteen percent are actively disengaged in their work and workplace, while 67% are “not engaged.” These employees are not bad performers, they are giving of their time, but not their best effort or ideas. These are very big numbers, and they are a sign of the times. Most of the “blame” can be put on companies that are doing less to motivate their employees. Smaller work areas, longer hours, larger workloads, infrequent performance feedback, and less time for development have yielded a highly disengaged workforce. That said we can’t continue to blame others, and as both managers and individuals, we must find a way to be fully engaged at work.
In this podcast, I will discuss nine traits of an engaged employee, eleven actions you can take as a leader to get your team more engaged, and five things you can do as an individual to elevate your level of engagement.
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