Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Business & Finance
  3. Industry

How engaged are your employees?

See also

Employee engagement is still not trending up, regardless of businesses offering perks. 70% of America's employees are either not engaged or are actively disengaged.

If employees are not engaged, how can businesses meet goals and expectations that are essential to improving performance and the customer experience?

Forbes provides recent Gallup statistics on employee engagement:

  • 30% of employees engaged, 52% disengaged.
  • 18% actively disengaged.
  • 70% of American workers are ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ and are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive.
  • Actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. between $450 billion to $550 billion each year in lost productivity.
  • Disengaged employees negatively influence their coworkers, miss workdays, and drive customers away.

Here are two insightful keys for Leaders, in terms of developing engagement, from The Ivey Business Journal:

  1. Clarity-Leaders must communicate a clear vision. People want to understand the vision that senior leadership has for the organization, and the goals that leaders or departmental heads have for the division, unit, or team. Success in life and organizations is, to a great extent, determined by how clear individuals are about their goals and what they really want to achieve. In sum, employees need to understand what the organization’s goals are, why they are important, and how the goals can best be attained. Clarity about what the organization stands for, what it wants to achieve, and how people can contribute to the organization’s success is not always evident.
  2. Convey-Leaders clarify their expectations about employees and provide feedback on their functioning in the organization. Good leaders establish processes and procedures that help people master important tasks and facilitate goal achievement.

(Enjoy this article? Receive email alerts when new articles are available. Just click on the 'subscribe' button above.)

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!