The world has an employee engagement crisis, with serious and potentially lasting repercussions for the global economy. Though companies and leaders worldwide recognise the advantages of engaging employees and many have instituted surveys to measure engagement — employee engagement has barely budged in well over a decade.
Gallup has been tracking employee engagement in the U.S. since 2000. Though there have been some slight ebbs and flows, less than one third of U.S. employees have been engaged in their jobs and workplaces during these 15 years. According to Gallup Daily tracking, 26% of employees in Australia are engaged meaning they are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace. Worldwide, only 13% of employees working for an organisation are engaged. With so many organisations focusing on engaging their employees, the question is: