What is the State of Your Workplace Engagement?
What is the state of your workplace engagement? One of the lessons we have learned is that your organization’s success is entirely dependent upon your people and the power of engagement you have with them. An engaged and happy organization culture almost always brings superior performance. Conversely, there is a corresponding cost of disengagement … which manifests as mediocre or poor results or even failure.
Gallup has released its State of the Global Workplace Report for 2012 and it shares some very interesting … and disturbing … statistics about the degree of workplace engagement.
In Canada for example, according to the Gallup survey results, only 16% of workplace staff are engaged, 70% are not engaged, and 14% are actively disengaged.
Global Workplace Engagement
The HBR Blog has put together an interactive map that allows you to look at the results by region. Here’s an excerpt from their blog that talks about the results:
As you navigate it, some key definitions from Gallup to keep in mind:
“Engaged employees work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They drive innovation and move the organization forward.”
“Not engaged employees (we use “unengaged” on our map) are essentially checked out. They’re sleepwalking through their workday putting time — but not energy or passion — into their work.”
“Actively disengaged employees aren’t just unhappy at work; they’re busy acting out their unhappiness. Every day, these workers undermine what their engaged coworkers accomplish.”
~ Excerpted from the HBR Blog
To see the full HBR Blog post on the Sad State of Global Workplace Engagement, click here.
Get Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace Report
Here’s an excerpt from the Gallup website, including a link from where you can download the full report.
“The State of the Global Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for Business Leaders Worldwide report highlights findings from Gallup’s ongoing study of workplaces in more than 140 countries from 2011 through 2012. This is a continuation of Gallup’s previous report on employee engagement worldwide, which covered data from 2009 through 2010. This latest report provides insights into what leaders can do to improve employee engagement and performance in their companies.”
Get the full Gallup State of the Global Workplace Report by Clicking Here
how would you assess the level of workplace engagement in your organization?