Most of Your Employees are NOT Engaged

Great internal communications are essential to fully engage a company’s employees. Three-way communications—up, down and across the organization—keep employees informed and promotes effective sharing of ideas and best practices.

In a hyper-competitive world and in a weak economy, companies most certainly need fully engaged employees who understand and buy into the corporate strategy. There’s huge opportunity at most companies in America today to engage more of their employees:

A 2009 Gallup study found only 28% of employees at large companies describe themselves as fully engaged in their work; 54% say they are not engaged and 18% say they’re “actively disengaged.”

Here’s how Gallup defines the terms:

  • FULLY ENGAGED employees work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They drive innovation and move the organization forward.
  • NOT-ENGAGED employees are essentially “checked-out.” They’re sleepwalking through their workday putting time—but not enough passion—into their work.
  • ACTIVELY DISENGAGED employees aren’t just unhappy at work, they’re busy acting out their unhappiness. Every day these workers undermine what their engaged workers accomplish.