These are still difficult times for workers, espe-cially those who remain unemployed. Many are still pounding the pave-ment trying to land the next opportunity that will allow them to continue putting food on their tables and keep a roof over their heads. But this group is not the only one that’s suf-fering.
While the unemployed continue to envy those who survived the cuts and layoffs, those who remained have their own crosses to bear. There’s now less people to get the work done. They’re faced with the new catch phrase of “doing more with less”. They are tasked with finding ways to be more efficient while cutting cost. They’re even expected to work more hours but not necessarily at a higher wage. Many are unhappy, but stay with the job because “at least they have a job.”
This situation often translates to a lack of engagement among employees. In a recent survey the Gallup organization found that “actively disengaged employees erode an organization’s bottom line while breaking the spirits of colleagues in the process. Within the U.S. workforce… this cost… (could) be more than $300 billion in lost productivity alone.” That’s a lot of money!
So, in this month’s edition of Performance Power! Newsletter, we will examine employee engagement and some simple steps that you and your organization can take to improve in this area for your employees and your bottom-line.
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