As a team leader, it is important to be aware of what drives engagement and motivates your employees and teammates.
Most leaders are familiar with the 2013 Gallup poll that suggested “70% of American workers are ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ and are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive.”
Employee engagement has a tremendous impact on productivity, and there are a number of factors that contribute to your people feeling connected to a compelling common goal and to other people in your organization.
Below is an image, compliments of Engaged to Perform, while details the characteristics of an engaged employee, and also shares evidence to suggest the importance of creating a more engaged and connected team.
If your team is disengaged or needs an energizing catalyst event that will connect them to each other and increase their awareness of how their behaviors and attitudes impact team productivity, consider a day of business team building.
Engaged employees see themselves as a small and important part of something larger than themselves.