As the economy experiences economic mayhem there are some indicators that engagement levels are also dropping. This is quite disconcerting as this is when organizations need their best from everyone. What are you and your organization doing to ensure that engagement is not only sustained but enhanced during these turbulent times?
Modern Survey found a drop in employee engagement levels in the United States:
|Engagement Index Question||Percent Favorable|
|Aug. ‘07||Aug. ‘08||Change|
|Takes pride in company||78%||71%||-7|
|Sees promising future at company||50%||46%||-4|
|Goes “above and beyond”||57%||52%||-5|
|Intends to stay with company||57%||52%||-5|
|Disengaged||Under Engaged||Moderately Engaged||Fully Engaged|
Don MacPherson, the president of Modern Survey, concluded:
These findings should serve as a wake-up call to leaders and managers in any type of organization. As economic conditions worsen, you’ll be counting more and more on your employees to put forth their best efforts and to pull your organization through. These results suggest that unless you pay special attention to the engagement of your workforce, and to maintaining the type of work environment in which employee engagement flourishes, fewer and fewer of your employees will be willing to “give their all” to help your company succeed.
To read the full press release from Modern Survey, click here.
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