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Workplace Engagement / Bridging the Gap

The numbers are staggering. An estimated 70-percent of Americans are not engaged in the workplace. The statistics released by Gallup show that this is not only a problem for employees, but for employers as well. A problem estimated somewhere between $450-550 billion dollars annually. So why does this engagement gap exist? Who’s to blame?

An engaged workforce is passionate about the work that they’re doing. They believe in the mission of the company and are excited at the individual, team and company levels to be successful.

Disengagement didn’t come about overnight. The actual measuring of disengagement through surveys and studies has, however, brought the subject into the spotlight. The Great Recession and slow economic recovery on the jobs front has played a role in growing the engagement gap to its current level. Many people hit with layoffs during the recession were quick to take any job they could find because they needed to pay the bills.

Choosing a job simply for a paycheck turned to disengagement for many once the novelty of simply being employed again wore off. Those fortunate enough to avoid layoffs saw levels of engagement drop as well watching their colleagues losing their jobs. There was a growing sense of “well, I’m probably next.” As a result, many began to explore options outside of their current jobs leading to disengagement within their current place of work.

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