According to Gallup’s 2015 State of the American Workplace report, only 30% of U.S. workers are fully engaged. To improve engagement, companies often invest in expensive programs rather than focusing on the internal roots of the problem. Employee engagement has been a hot topic in the Harvard Business Review lately, with Sean Graber suggesting organizations shift gears by working to understand the way their employees perceive their jobs, how they behave at work, and how these affect company performance. John Case further advises treating employees as business owners, encouraging them to think as businesspeople by welcoming ideas to improve, sharing profit increases, and fostering an “ownership mindset.” Lastly, Michael C. Mankins proposes companies go beyond engaging employees by aiming to also inspire them. With the rising workforce placing great value on training and development, we also strongly believe providing opportunities for growth and skill development will help them stay engaged.
Jan 06, 2016