Despite all the hullabaloo about employee enablement, empowerment, and engagement, the statistics paint a sorry picture. According to a survey by Gallup1, 85% of global employees are actively disengaged—which could result in an approximate loss of $7 trillion in productivity. Forbes2 lists some shocking figures:
- 53 percent of Americans are currently unhappy at work.
- 58 percent of managers say they don’t receive any management training.
- In 2017, workers forfeited nearly 50 percent of their paid vacation, with nearly 10 percent not having taken any vacation at all due to the fear of falling behind.
- Recognition is the number one thing employees say their manager could give them, to inspire them to produce great work.