Disengaged employees have a staggering effect on business. Studies have shown that lower productivity has an estimated economic impact in the U.S. of $483 billion to $605 billion per year, while increased workplace injury, illness, turnover, absence and fraud have an even higher economic impact, according to Gallup. This is felt around the world at a global level, but it also has very personal and immediate effects on organizations, departments, teams and, as a result, individual employees.
So as you consider the impact of disengaged employees on your bottom line, keep in mind these top engagement warning signs:
- Information overload
- No clear understanding of business goals and priorities
- Leaders who don’t “walk the talk”
- Communication is a “check-the-box” activity and doesn’t get to employees in a relevant way
- Leaders who don’t see value in communication and don’t plan their communication
- Communication that is reactive, scattered and not relevant to questions or needs
- Withholding information or limiting information sharing
- Limited access to managers, information and leadership
- Being told to do something without the appropriate context
- Hearing news in the media or community before hearing it from their employer
Guilty of any of these? See any immediate fixes for you?
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