Which Ones Stand Out in 2019?

I was perusing some statistics on employee engagement recently and was surprised to see a couple new ones being highlighted.  

One list was found on the OfficeVibe.com blog, which I have highlighted below:

  1. 51% of workers are looking to leave their current jobs.
  2. 13% are engaged worldwide.
  3. Highly engaged businesses see a 10% increase in customer satisfaction.
  4. 80% of workers would work more hours for an empathetic employer. 
  5. Highly engaged businesses sees 20% increase in sales. 
  6. 60% of workers would like their work praised more frequently. 
  7. 59% of employees say they can “grow and develop” at their organization. 
  8. 42% of employees believe that their leadership does not contribute to a positive company culture.
  9. 70% of employees would like to spend more time with their manager.
  10. 60% of employees eat alone at their desk working.  

So which engagement statistics stand out? 

Number 9 is fascinating.  In a culture where autonomy and independence are so sought after and feedback is tip toed around, I’m surprised and encouraged to see that 70% of people would like to spend more time with their manager.  Ironically, this is despite the fact that 42% of people believe that leadership doesn’t contribute to a positive company culture.  

Check that out.  People want more time with their managers.  More clarity. More direction.  More coaching.  More challenge AND more encouragement.  
While organizations flatten and people are expected to do more with less, it’s important for managers to have frequent and dedicated time carved out with each team member.  

Check out “Leading Effective Team Meetings” for a taste of how I’ve been trying to format meetings to gain as much context as possible, provide direction and hear how I can help.  

Cheers to connecting more and seeing the significance of the people and the work they do to move the organization forward! 

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