Gallup has released its State of the Global Workplace report. You can access the executive summary by supplying your contact information. The full report is available for purchase. Here are a few interesting points:
- Businesses that orient performance management systems around basic human needs for psychological engagement, such as positive workplace relationships, frequent recognition, ongoing performance conversations and opportunities for personal development, get the most out of their employees
- Higher levels of autonomy promote the development and implementation of new ideas as employees feel empowered to pursue entrepreneurial goals that benefit the organization — that is, to be “intrapreneurs”
- At 31%, employees in the U.S./Canada are more likely to be engaged than are those in any other region, though there remains ample room for improvement
- As employers in the U.S./Canada focus on organic growth and competition for talent, they aim to engage employees who feel optimistic about their ability to find a new job and who are seeking better career and development opportunities. To retain their workforces, organizations in North America need to consider how they are creating a future that employees want to be a part of, and how they can help employees feel innovative, fulfilled and optimized.
Gallup News | Good Jobs, Great Workplaces Change the World | December 19, 2017