Got Employee Engagement?

Feb 14, 2019 | Todd Bynum | @toddbynum

what they doHave you ever wondered what drives employee engagement?  Do you know the signs of disengagement?

According to Gallup, 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged at work.  It is estimated that disengaged employees cost U.S. companies $350 billion per year due to lost productivity.  Disengaged employees spend their time doing the things pictured to the right.

Based on his book The Truth About Employee Engagement, Patrick Lencioni states the following conditions lead to a miserable job and result in disengaged and unhappy employees.

  • Anonymity – when an employee feels that their manager doesn’t care about them or know about them, both what they’re doing at work and what’s going on in their life
  • Irrelevance – when an employee doesn’t feel like their job matters to someone in some way
  • Immeasurement – when an employee doesn’t have any way to assess for themselves whether they are succeeding

Leaders who proactively address these factors are more likely to have engaged employees, who are happier and healthier, and ultimately produce better results.

In upcoming posts, we will be exploring how leaders can address each of these factors and create a more engaging environment for their employees.

Do you work on a team with high engagement?  Share ideas to help others create an environment where employees can succeed.

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