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US – 51% of managers are not engaged and cost $77 billion to $96 billion annually

Managers have the greatest impact on employee engagement, which makes this finding very worrisome: A strikingly low percentage — just 35% — of U.S. managers are themselves engaged, while 51% are not engaged and 14% are actively disengaged.

By Gallup’s estimates, the “not engaged” group costs the U.S. $77 billion to $96 billion annually through their impact on those they manage. And when we factor in the impact of the “actively disengaged” group, those figures jump to $319 billion to $398 billion annually.

Gallup’s latest report, State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders, provides an in-depth look at how great managers inspire employees to become engaged — and examines the impact of engagement on vital business outcomes, such as profitability and productivity.

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Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Only 35% of U.S. Managers Are Engaged in Their Jobs.

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