Gallup's 2016 survey results found only 13% of workers feel engaged. Lack of engagement leads to serious consequences for productivity, turnover, and team effectiveness.
Managers can be instrumental in encouraging employees to improve their levels of engagement. Employees may simply lack clarity regarding what is expected of them. If leaders understand this, they can create engaging conversations to help improve communication.
Engagement involves emotional commitment; individuals base 70% of how they make decisions on factors that involve emotions. By increasing engagement or emotional commitment, organizations found less absenteeism, less turnover, and improved productivity.
The key is to recognize that leaders have the most impact on employee engagement. Employees do not leave companies; they leave their bosses or leaders.
The webinar "The Cost of Low Engagement and How to Improve It" will address the importance of engagement, levels and elements of engagement, the cost of low engagement, and steps to improve engagement.