It is well-known that productivity levels do not correlate with the lengthy working hours - both in and outside the office - that many people do. Every day I read another article bemoaning low productivity levels, and what can be done about them.
Making sure your employees are happy not only in the workplace but in the work itself has a huge impact on this. It's not just about having beanbags, free breakfasts and unlimited holiday days - but ensuring people are proud of and enthused by the work they do. As our client Peakon states, "An engaged employee is fully absorbed in and enthusiastic about their work, with a high level of commitment to the company and its goals" - and this comes about through opportunities for Growth, Goal Setting, Meaningful work, Recognition and Reward as well as Environment.
Engagement is stagnant. And that’s putting it generously. In the West, the US can boast that roughly 35% of employees claim to be engaged in their jobs. It’s all downhill from there. Barely 11% of UK employees say the same, and parts of the Far East - notably Singapore and Hong Kong - report even lower numbers.