How can you engage employees? Highly engaged employees are emotionally committed to their organization’s goals and use their discretionary effort to go the extra mile on behalf of their organization. Towers Watson conducted a Global Workforce Study and found that only about a third of the global workforce is highly engaged, leaving the remaining two-thirds less engaged or not engaged. What do employees who are not highly engaged do? They might look for work elsewhere—or perhaps even worse, stay and do the bare minimum to remain employed.
There are many studies that investigate why good employees leave their jobs. These studies have consistently discovered the following reasons for employee departure:
Lack of meaningful work
Lack of trust and respect
Lack of support from direct supervisors and management
Lack of appreciation
Constantly shifting priorities and reorganization
Feeling ignored or micromanaged