Engagement – The Second of the 4 E’s

Engagement and Leadership

Leadership Strikes

Engagement evaluates whether or not your talent is engaged with:

  • what they do
  • the people they work with
  • their leadership
  • their company, its purpose and vision

These connections impact motivation, trust and loyalty…critical elements in terms of employee satisfaction and ultimately retention.

There are  typically three levels of “engagement”:

  1. Engaged: works with passion, has profound positive connections, innovates and are a force that drives performance outcomes.
  2. Not-Engaged: essentially “checked-out”, putting in their time and collecting a paycheck, with little energy or commitment.
  3. Actively Disengaged: a virus to the organization, this group proactively undermines the efforts of their co-workers and the business.

A 2013 Gallup poll found that only 13 % of the work force was Engaged, with 63 % Not-Engaged and 24 % actively Disengaged!

“Gallup estimates that actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. up to $550 billion each year in lost productivity, are more likely to steal from their companies, negatively influence their coworkers…

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