According to the numbers, 30 percent of U.S. workers say they are "engaged, or involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed" to their jobs. Fifty percent indicated they are “non-engaged,” while 20 percent admit they are “actively disengaged.”
That means 70 percent of American workers are collecting a paycheck while failing to commit to delivering their best performance possible. Ouch!
Businesses in turn suffer from a lack of productivity, performance issues, and high turnover among other things. The poll and report estimates that this lost productivity by these less-than committed employees costs the U.S. between $450 billion to $550 billion a year.
The poll does provides insights into what businesses can do to improve employee engagement and performance in their companies, and here’s a few suggestions on how you make a change to your current employment situation if you find yourself disengaged at the workplace.
Do you suffer from job unhappiness? If so, why do you think so, and what can you do to make a positive change to your current job dissatisfaction?