Apparently, the workforce is filled with disinterested employees. Fewer than one in six of the world’s workers feel engaged on the job, hurting productivity and costing employers billions of dollars a year, according to a Gallup report.
This report, found in the Chicago Tribune’s Red Eye Newspaper yesterday, states that the vast majority of people employed in 142 countries said they are either “not engaged” or are “actively disengaged” at work, meaning they are emotionally disconnected and less likely to help their employers make money. Actively disengaged workers outnumber engaged workers at a nearly 2-1 ratio.
However, there is a bright spot to this study. United States and Canada workers have the highest level of employee engagement at 29 percent. Obviously, the key to being engaged in your work is raising the level of enthusiasm in what you do. For more information on this study, visit the Chicago Red Eye newspaper website www.redeyechicago.com.