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Monday, May 21, 2007

Maximum Engagement for Superior Workforce Performance

"In a nutshell, workplace engagement and commitment are at an all-time low."

That's the assessment of Dean Robb, Ph.D, who published the article ""Inside-Out" Alignment: Maximum Engagement for Superior Performance" in CEO Refresher.

Some interesting research by Harris Interactive Inc., focusing on the issue of workplace engagement. The survey produced a few key findings:

  • Only 20% of workers feel very passionate about their jobs
  • Less than 15% feel strongly energized by their work
  • Only 31% (strongly or moderately) believe that their employer inspires the best in them.

Other findings:

  • More than 33% of managers do not care about the fate of their organization.
  • More than 25% of managers surveyed do not agree that their organizations inspire the best in them, or are unwilling to promote their organization as being a great place to work.

BOTTOMLINE: "This represents a crisis as the accelerating pace of global competition acts to create an entirely new market space that is forcing businesses to elicit maximum workforce performance, creativity and innovation. But sustaining that kind of sustainable workforce excellence can only happen where very high levels of workplace engagement and commitment are the norm. "

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