Why Engagement Boosts Productivity
It’s no secret that productivity happens from more than just giving orders. In fact, if that were the case, there probably wouldn’t be much productivity at all. Instead, great manager know that the real secret to productivity involves engagement. Here’s why it’s so important to keep your employees engaged:
Organizations with a high level of engagement report 22 percent higher productivity.
According to HBR.org, the Gallup Organization recently did a new meta-analysis of 1.4 million employees. It gathered that higher levels of engagement in these employees created 22 percent higher productivity. They also state that:
- Top-quartile firms have lower absenteeism and turnover
- High-turnover organizations report 25% lower turnover, and low-turnover organizations report 65% lower turnover.
- Engagement also improves quality of work and health. For example, higher scoring business units report 48% fewer safety incidents; 41% fewer patient safety incidents; and 41% fewer quality incidents (defects).
Almost 60 percent of engaged employees say their job “brings out their most creative ideas.”
According to CultureAmp.com:
- A study published by the Gallup Management Journal found that 59% of engaged employees say that their job ‘brings out their most creative ideas’.
- Of the surveyed employees who were disengaged, only 3% said the same thing.
- Almost 6 out of 10 engaged employees believe their job nurtures their innovation. For employees who were disengaged, that figure was close to zero.
Employees who are engaged are 59 percent less likely to look for a job with a different organization.
Gallup.com states well-being enhances benefits of employee engagement:
- In 2015, Just 32% of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs
- This sets them apart from other workers in terms of: attendance, performance, service quality, safety and likelihood to stay with their current company, among other factors.