|Otherwise Engaged: Get Blase Employees Motivated About Their Jobs|
|Key Words||Motivation, disengaged employees, productivity|
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An "I don't care" attitude is ravaging businesses from the assembly line to the retail floor. Gallop Organization research estimates that 70% of employees are disengaged, or no longer committed to the company. Employee disengagement is widespread at a time when companies are trying to increase productivity and brand themselves. Layoffs have contributed to the problem, but often organizations don't give employees reasons to care.
One consultant reports that a ratio of four engaged employees to one disengaged employee is where a company starts to see gains in productivity. Managers need to know which employees are disengaged.
Employees should understand where they fit in a company. There needs to be a purpose greater than themselves that they're working toward. Keeping people engaged and motivated is crucial, and can be done in many ways:
|Source||"Otherwise Engaged: Get Blase Employees Motivated About Their Jobs," Entrepreneur, March, 2004, p. 64.|
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