What is the Cost of Employee Dis-Engagement?According to a major research study, approximately $350 billion per year is lost due to employee disengagement. This study closely studied 8,000 employees in a cross-section of industries. The study itself cost $2.3 million and was able to classify workers into six major groups:
- Detached Contributors: 15% national average. These people see the value of work for its near-term economic benefit.
- Stalled Optimists: 19% national average. For this segment, work is a source of livelihood but not yet (or not currently) a satisfying priority in their lives.
- Maverick Contributors: 15% national average. For Maverick Contributors, work is one of the multiple opportunities they have for change and excitement in their lives.
- Self-Empowered Innovators: 14% national average. To them, work is about creating something with lasting value beyond themselves.
- Fair & Square Traditionalists: 20% national average. Work is about upward mobility- a predictable upward mobile path to success.
- Accomplished Contributors: 17% national average. For these people, work is an opportunity to be a valuable part of a winning team.
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