Do you plan your Mondays on Sunday night? Do you arrive at work early every day so you can get started? Do you stay late because you have so much you want to do?
If so, consider yourself lucky – you are in the 30% of employees who are considered Engaged Employees.
Five Signs of Disengagement
- Do you feel left out? This might mean you are not receiving the amount of communication that you need.
- Do you feel like just another employee…a number? This might mean you are not receiving the recognition you need.
- Do you feel a lack of confidence in a certain area of your job? This might mean that you are not receiving enough training and support.
- Do you feel like your co-workers are getting preferential treatment? This might mean there is a lack of fairness in the workplace.
- Do you feel like your boss or someone higher up in the org chart talks down to you? This might mean you are not receiving the respect you deserve.
These are a few of the symptoms of a non-engaged employee. If you have any of these symptoms, or some that I did not list, the question you need to be asking yourself is WHY? The words in bold are hints, but not necessarily the only answers.
In short, if you don’t feel fully engaged at work, it could be due to one of the five reasons mentioned above. If you can determine what you are lacking try to correct the situation.
A Note to Leaders
If you are in a leadership position, put yourself in the shoes of each of your employees and take the self assessment test above – you want to make sure that you are not creating an issue for your team!
As always, get to know your team members and find out what they need. Learn how to bring out the best in everyone around you!