December 5, 2012
Take a critical look around your shop floor and offices. Do your employees look like they care about their work? Do they often come to you with ideas and suggestions? Do they consistently arrive on time or even a little early? Is absenteeism in the normal-to-low range? Are they willing put forth extra effort when necessary? If you can say “yes” to all of these questions, congratulations on having a workforce that is engaged with your business.
On the other hand, if the reverse is true, you’re witnessing clear signs of employee disengagement. This problem affects many enterprises and the results include low productivity, high employee turnover and poor overall performance. In today’s highly competitive environment, no shop can afford to have employees who just show up and occupy space. So what can you do? Well first, you need to discover the root causes of the problem.
The most common reasons for employee disengagement are:
Hopefully, your employees are well engaged and satisfied with their place in your company. If not, it’s in your best interest, and that of your employees, to address the issue as soon as possible.