The True Impact of Employee Engagement
There’s one phrase that often goes unheard in the workplace, yet has a huge impact on a company’s success: employee engagement.
Most business leaders have the mentality that they’re responsible for providing work; employees are responsible for getting it done. Under this logic, it’s up to the employees to motivate themselves day in and day out.
However, it’s practically impossible to stay motivated in an unsupportive environment (which is probably why 70% workers are disengaged from their jobs).
Disengagement is a defense mechanism. Employees distract themselves from what makes them unhappy (work) with other things they deem more fulfilling, like looking for new jobs, talking to friends, or watching funny cat videos.
“When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” –Simon Sinek
This helpful illustration from Company Folders provides an eye-opening look at just how low employee engagement could be affecting you. (In the U.S. alone, companies could save up to $350 billion a year through increased employee engagement.)
Read on to learn what’s causing employees to disengage and how you can help them get back on track.
“To win in the workplace you must first win in the workplace.” –Doug Conant
Fact: Low employee engagement costs U.S. companies over $350B per year.