Want To Increase Engagement At Work?
Here’s An Accessible And Effective Way
The importance of employee engagement is no secret. Research consistently shows that engaged employees produce better business outcomes.
A study by Gallup showed that businesses/business units with highly engaged employees have:
- 41% reduction in absenteeism
- 17% increase in productivity
- 10% increase in customer ratings
- 20% increase in sales
- 21% greater profitability
In high turnover* organizations they have 24% less employee turnover in highly engaged business units.
In low turnover** organizations with highly engaged business units, this number increases to 59% less employee turnover.
Employee engagement is also important not only in terms of business outcomes but also for the wellbeing of the employees themselves. When employees are highly engaged they are more likely to form strong bonds with their workmates, be intrinsically motivated and experience meaning in their work. A result of this is increased levels of subjective wellbeing—how people experience the quality of their lives.
Even if we take all of these figures with a grain of salt they are still highly appealing. However, 51% of the U.S workforce isn’t engaged according to Gallup’s report exploring the State of the American Workplace. They categorized this 51% of employees as neither liking or disliking their jobs.
So how can we increase engagement?
Forbes – Carley Sime