According to Gallop 70% of workers are disengaged in their work (65% of managers). Disengaged workers, view their jobs as an exchange of time for a paycheck. They arrive and leave on time, take their breaks, never volunteer for extra work or projects, and do little else in between beyond the minimal effort. They show little passion or creativity for their jobs and go through the motions. (UNC Executive Development)
Last week I spent time thinking about the REAL REASONS for 70% of employees being disengaged in their work. I explored why aren’t more people actively engaged in finding ways to work smarter, faster and more creatively. My learning was powered by…
• Qualitative feedback from participants at a Leadership Class last week
• Qualitative observation of a group of investors starting a new company
• Quantitative review of Innovation Engineering historical data
• Quantitative feedback from surveys from a webinar on innovation leadership practices.
Quite simply the TWO REASONS people are DISENGAGED is….