A recent study by Hewitt and Associates showed some very interesting reasons employees are disengaged at work. You can read a summary of the disengagement study from Business on Main.
I think the reasons in the study were very helpful. I also think that it is the manager’s responsibility to fight for their employees and try to help them re-engage – or to disengage them completely and fire the malignant employees, else all employees will actively disengage and you’ll be stuck with a team of dead weight.
Though I recommend firing bad employees as fast as you can, I also know that’s not always possible or preferred. So here are some tips to help you understand why your team might be way off into the land of disengagement.
How disenaged is YOUR team? If you’re not a manager, how disengaged are YOU?
First: You must read the disengagement study article to see what the experts have said.
Second: Come back and leave a comment about why YOU think employees are more disengaged than ever. Share an example if you like.
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