It’s great that employee engagement increased in the most recent Gallop Employee Engagement survey, and that those reported as actively disengaged dropped to only 13%, but that still leaves employees who are ‘not engaged’ making up over half of the workforce.
Gallop defines the ‘not engaged’ category as “generally satisfied but are not cognitively and emotionally connected to their work and workplace; they will usually show up to work and do the minimum required but will quickly leave the company for a slightly better offer.”
When “at least 70% of the variance in team engagement is explained by the quality of the manager or team leader”, a question of culture comes into view.
It’s not so much about disengaged employees as it is disruptive and counter-productive management and leadership practices.
Emotionally intelligent leaders have tangible costs to your bottom line, just as Toxic leaders do. If your work environment protects the toxic and disregards or punishes the Emotionally Intelligent, then your workplace culture is set up for marginal employee engagement.
Employee engagement is more than a number, it’s a pulse to the health of your company. The health of your culture. As CEO, you set the tone for your organization’s culture. So if you like what you see in the numbers, keep on doing what you’re doing. But if you don’t, it’s time to give your culture a wellness exam.
Check out this article to learn more about Gallop’s Engagement Survey findings.
4/17/2019 0 Comments
Emotional Intelligence may not be high on your radar and for some can seem daunting, but at its core, it’s all about mindset and respect. Understanding yourself, how you think and behave towards others in a social environment - such as the workplace - and effectively managing initiatives, employees and the company in positive and respectful ways.
If you are a CEO, your workplace culture is like one big mirror reflecting the collective Emotional Intelligence back to you.
A collective mindset that has your own at its core.
Your bottom line can be directly effected by employees who feel disrespected at work, but can also be improved and exceed goals (up to 15-20% as Pepsi found out).
To learn more about the benefits of Emotional Intelligence and its relationship to leadership, check out this article and infographic by Norwich University.