Are You Engaged At Work?

A post over at the Be Excellent blog discusses research from the Gallup organisation showing that average employee engagement figures for the United States are:

  • 30% Engaged
  • 54% NOT Engaged
  • 16% Actively Disengaged

This is an incredible result for considering issues of performance, culture, and the management of intangibles at work.

The research notes that the problem usually begins in the first 6 months when an average of 60% of employees switch off.

2 Responses to Are You Engaged At Work?
  1. Brad Cork - Improving People
    June 25, 2007 | 12:42 AM

    60% of employees switching off in the first 6 months should be a real concern and yet from my experience companies seem to just go on like this is normal.

    The heirarchical structure of most organisations must carry a large proportion of the blame for this. Employees very quickly realise that unless you are at the top of the pyramid it is very difficult to effect change.

    If companies want to turn this statistic around (which is going to be come more critical over the next five to ten years) they need to look at self-managed teams and how to empower their staff at all levels to be able to make a difference to the company. Not only will this provide a more engaged staff, it will create an organisation that is more flexible, more innovative, with better communication, lower turn over and increased profit!

    Now why wouldn't you do it…

    Have a great day,
    Brad Cork
    Managing Director
    http://www.improvingpeople.com.au

    Talk to Brad about how to implement self-managed teams that work in your organisation.

  2. performance management
    July 13, 2011 | 4:25 PM

    Yes,I do believed that employee/employer wants to have more flexible companies and have better communication at all.

    by:performance management

Are You Engaged At Work?

A post over at the Be Excellent blog discusses research from the Gallup organisation showing that average employee engagement figures for the United States are:

  • 30% Engaged
  • 54% NOT Engaged
  • 16% Actively Disengaged

This is an incredible result for considering issues of performance, culture, and the management of intangibles at work.

The research notes that the problem usually begins in the first 6 months when an average of 60% of employees switch off.

2 Responses to Are You Engaged At Work?
  1. Brad Cork - Improving People
    June 25, 2007 | 12:42 AM

    60% of employees switching off in the first 6 months should be a real concern and yet from my experience companies seem to just go on like this is normal.

    The heirarchical structure of most organisations must carry a large proportion of the blame for this. Employees very quickly realise that unless you are at the top of the pyramid it is very difficult to effect change.

    If companies want to turn this statistic around (which is going to be come more critical over the next five to ten years) they need to look at self-managed teams and how to empower their staff at all levels to be able to make a difference to the company. Not only will this provide a more engaged staff, it will create an organisation that is more flexible, more innovative, with better communication, lower turn over and increased profit!

    Now why wouldn't you do it…

    Have a great day,
    Brad Cork
    Managing Director
    http://www.improvingpeople.com.au

    Talk to Brad about how to implement self-managed teams that work in your organisation.

  2. performance management
    July 13, 2011 | 4:25 PM

    Yes,I do believed that employee/employer wants to have more flexible companies and have better communication at all.

    by:performance management