Every year we read headlines from Gallup research screaming that employees are disengaged. We are told 70% are watching the clock. Work is a miserable
And every year it really makes me wonder. The places I go, the construction clients who invite me in to help them with leadership and culture don’t seem like such negative places. So, I did my own survey.
Clearly I don’t have the reach that Gallup has but nearly 500 construction professionals responded to our People In Construction Survey and they told us that 70% of them ARE ENGAGED – NOT disengaged! Wooo hoooo..maybe it isn’t so bad….or maybe it is a skew in my respondents who are interested in leadership. I don’t know but what I do know is you should not fall for the Gallup data and surrender.
You can learn, invest, engage and make your place a top place to work.
I like the Gallup Cascade Effect, which they define as, “employees’ engagement is directly influenced by their managers’ engagement — whose engagement is directly influenced by their managers’ engagement.” So, if you don’t like what you see in your employees you need to look in the mirror.
If you want to learn more about, send me a message. You are not doomed.