How would you approach your job? Is it just an occupation or is it your enthusiasm? Do you fear the beginning of the work week? How often every day do you check the clock, until it’s time to go home? Can you (and do you) enjoy your work?
In case you’re similar to the 70% of Americans who are disengaged at their place of work, then you most likely have negative dispositions towards your work and your work-place.
It’s quite simple to spot disengaged employees:
Basically, withdrawn employees do not associate themselves with their jobs or positions. If it was the other way around, they would take a lot of pride into their work. Hence it’s no surprise that such employees take an awesome toll on their place of work. Using an online employee suggestion boxes or other forms of collective suggestion tools, raises employee engagement by a factor of 4.
For instance, research demonstrates that:
Almost every research done about work-place engagement, shows the positive affect of engaged emloyees on almost every aspect of the organization. On the other hand, companies with disengaged employees tend to make more errors; something which might cost dearly, not only when money is concerned, but also when human lives are at the heart of the service provided.
Furthermore, disengaged employees not only influence your organization bottom line, but also the mental and physical strength of the employees themselves. There’s an immediate connection between job satisfaction and burnout, physical issues, tension, etc. Employees with higher or enhanced engagement both feel more advantageous and are more satisfied by their wellbeing.