The Internet is full of those fun “list type” stories, “10 Tips for Workplace Success” or “5 Points to Nail an Interview.” I have written several over the years as blog postings. They help define concepts and frame information so that it is easier to remember. Look through my archives and I bet you can spot them in 30 seconds or less. That’s the point.
But in a recent article by a leading World information powerhouse, GALLUP, the numbers are bigger and with huge ramifications. The May 2015 number for Employee Engagement was flat and low at 31.5%. That means only 31.5% of employees were engaged in their work. Engagement for the purpose of GALLUP’s poll is to define employees who are involved in, enthusiastic and committed to their work.
The importance of this measure is the correlation to a company’s productivity, profitability and customer engagement.
Life is way too short to not enjoy and be engaged in your work. Likewise, the livelihood of a company is way too vulnerable to not have engaged employees. Want to read the brief but full article? Click here.
Understanding yourself and your employees can help close the “Scary Gap” of unengaged, underproductive workers. Want to learn how?
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Part of the engagement issue rests in the hands of management, but a large and undefined portion rests in the hands of our own personal efforts to identify the work we would most enjoy and be good at in an on-going basis. Like I said, life is just too short.