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There have been several studies (Gallup, Dale Carnegie Training, etc.) over the past few months that show between 70 to 75 percent of employees are not “fully engaged” or have “checked out” of their jobs. Interestingly, this trend isn’t all that new. The overall statistics have stayed pretty consistent since 2000 as 30 percent of American workers are normally engaged at work. Various organizations have called this fact troubling because the workers that are not engaged are costing the United States $450 billion to $550 billion each year in lost productivity.
The studies say a lack of engagement by employees could be a sign pointing to poor job satisfaction. Dissatisfied employees cost companies in more ways than one. Besides the high price of employee turnover, a company can lose money due to employees’ inattention or lack of engagement.
The Gallup survey found that employee engagement is “strongly connected to business outcomes essential to an organization’s financial success, including productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction.” Another interesting fact was that employees that were allowed to work remotely were more engaged and ended up working four more hours per week on average than those reporting to an office.
The study acknowledged that wages have been flat or in a declining trend, yet “the main factor in workplace discontent is not wages, benefits, or hours, but the boss.” This is the Gallup report’s “most important point,” says Harvard Business Review. Managers that focus on an employee’s strengths have employees that are more engaged than those who focus on weaknesses.
“Regular praise, opportunity for growth, and the occasional question from a higher-up… about how to improve things would go a long way toward getting the checked-out to check back in,” says Timothy Egan at The New York Times.
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