A culture of engagement – a culture of belonging – a culture of achievement
In 2013 Gallup released its’ State of the Global Workplace report which was a study into activity of employees within 142 countries (Australia was included in this report with activity collected from approximately 2,000 employees). A key finding of this report was that on a worldwide basis only 13% of employees are engaged at work. That is, only 1 in 8 employees are “psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions to their organizations”.
The study found that the majority of employees (63%) were not engaged and lacked the motivation to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals or outcomes. And a further 24% were actively disengaged, indicating they are unhappy and unproductive at work and liable to spread negativity to co-workers.
A similar study was conducted in Australia. Called the State of Employee Engagement in Australia 2015 it was conducted by Engaged Marketing, and asked approximately 3,500 employees about their attitudes towards their current workplace. The study found that 43% of workers are disengaged (‘detractors’ of their workplaces), 37% were ‘passives’, and only 20% are engaged (or active ‘promoters’).
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