I never expected I’d write about employee engagement. Fundamentally, I dislike the discussion for one simple reason: I think it’s the wrong question to be asking the workforce.
Gallup, with extensive research dating back to the late 1990s, is regarded as the authority on the topic and created the Q12 survey. Annual statistics report employee engagement percentages across three spectrums: actively disengaged, not engaged and engaged. The 2015 Gallup numbers came in at 17.2 percent, 50.8 percent and 32.0 percent, respectively. I find that the numbers fluctuate only a couple of percentage points from year to year. So for all the talk on the topic, not much changes.
From my perspective, here’s the miss: “I” am the fundamental equation in the question, and yet no one... [ MORE ]