How high is employee engagement in your organization?
Surveys and studies indicate global job dissatisfaction is at a two-decade high. Disengaged employees account for nearly 70 percent of the workforce, which significantly affects the bottom line, according to data from Towers Watson. They cause corporate income, earnings and profits to suffer to the tune of $500 billion each year.
Comparative surveys also indicate that leaders believe engagement is higher than it actually is. Appearances never tell the full story, contributing to this disconnect in perspective. Busy people are not necessarily engaged but may be overworked. Leaders struggling in a dysfunctional culture may not discern low performance levels.
When leaders focus more on managing tasks than on people, the disconnect widens. Staff attitudes and performance trend downward. Disengaged leaders beget indifferent employees. When an organization’s culture fosters disengagement, it’s ultimately up to leaders to take corrective action.
The leadership mindset needed to build employee engagement involves a number of natural steps, all of which can be learned and executed. Leaders must start by adjusting their mindset and focusing on two main engagement ingredients: caring about others and knowing how to reach them.
This article explores employee engagement and offers steps leaders can take to build employee engagement, performance and long-term success.
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- The basic engagement mindset
- Engagement through the organization
- Engagement through partnering
- Engagement through personal connection
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