In the wake of the downturn, American workers seem more appreciative of their jobs and enthusiastic about their organizations, according to Modern Survey's Employee Engagement Index (as reported by Harvard Business Publishing.)
The fraction of employees who said they took pride in their work rose from 71% in 2008 to 79% in 2009, and the fraction who said they would recommend their employers to other workers rose from 53% to 58%
Their conclusion? --- "Employees Feeling More Engaged"
Hold on..not so fast....
Could there be other "conclusions"?
Fear, perhaps? Gratitude of having a job, perhaps? More willingness to conform, perhaps?
Not to be a Doubting Thomas....just sayin'...