This one is by Noni Mausa…
Quick! Hold the presses, news flash!!
Only one in five global workers “engaged”: study
Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:35 AM EDT138
BOSTON (Reuters) – Only one out of five employees of major global corporations is engaged in his or her work, and top managers may be to blame, according to a study released by a global professional services firm on Monday.
A survey of 90,000 workers in 18 countries by Towers Perrin found that only 21 percent of employees are engaged in their work, while 38 percent are disenchanted or disengaged. The study defined “engagement” as being willing to do more than is required to help their employers succeed and measured it by their responses to questions about their feelings about work, as well as their behavior.
Well slap me with a trout, who woulda thunk it? I mean, top management has only been firing and insulting and cheating their staff for what?, a couple of decades, and now they figure out what effect that produces. Oh, puh-leeeze.
disengaged about a decade ago, in pure self defense
This one was by Noni Mausa….
Following up a post I wrote earlier today… if the private sector is remotely efficient, failure to motivate employees would imply that getting employees motivating isn’t worth the extra effort. Alternatively, companies aren’t behaving efficiently.