Are your employees fully engaged at work or are they “quiet quitting”?
Quiet quitting is a concept garnering media attention lately. It describes employees who are only doing the bare minimum at work, just enough to keep their jobs. They may dread coming to work each day and are primarily focused on outside interests or side projects. Some quiet quitters are intentionally reducing their commitment in an effort to avoid burnout, and may also be looking for a better career opportunity. Their lack of commitment is palpable and affects morale for the entire team.
Quiet quitting isn’t a positive experience for your employees either. A lack of meaning in their work carries over to the rest of their lives and family relationships creating an overall feeling of despair. A Studs Terkel describes work despair as “a Monday through Friday kind of dying.”
According to Gallup, at least 50% of the U.S. workforce are quiet quitters and this problem is increasing, especially among managers. (1)
At least 50% of the U.S. workforce are quiet quitters.~Gallup
Employee disengagement results in lost potential, negativity, low productivity, and substandard results. Most employees who are not engaged at work are also looking for another job.
Satisfaction is Not the Same as Engagement
It’s important to note that employee engagement is not the same as employee satisfaction. Many organizations measure employee satisfaction. Satisfaction however does not determine engagement and such things as:
- Does the employee work with passion?
- Is he/she performing at his/her highest level?
- Are they committed to driving innovation and moving the organization forward?
If you’re concerned about engagement in your workplace, we can help.
Imagine an engaged workplace where:
- Your people are excited to come to work each day and getting things done.
- Work feels meaningful and they are fully committed to the success of your organization.
- Your employees have strong connections and even friendships at work
- Your people are highly productive and are more innovative — they’re creating the future!
According to Gallup, engaged workgroups are 18% more productive and experience 23% more profitability. There’s also less absenteeism, lower turnover, less theft, and higher customer satisfaction and sales. Employee engagement benefits the bottom line.
This is all possible when you stop the quiet quitting and reengage your people — the right way.
Our Active Engagement Program provides:
- Workplace Culture Scan: You’ll receive an executive summary with our observations and recommendations. As part of our process, we meet with your leadership team virtually to learn more about your organization and challenges, including brief 1:1 virtual interviews with each member of your leadership team.
- Employee Workplace Engagement Assessment: You’ll receive an individual assessment for each employee to determine their level of engagement using a proven survey tool.
- Engagement Strategy: You’ll receive the results of your employee engagement assessment and we’ll work together to develop a multi-pronged engagement strategy to meet the unique needs of your workplace.
- Leadership Engagement Training (6 one-hour virtual* workshops): Over the course of 12 weeks, you’ll receive six one-hour interactive workshops for your leadership team on employee engagement, why it’s important, and what strategies to use to improve it.
During the workshops, we’ll dive deep into the causes of employee disengagement and specific tactics you can use to re-engage, energize, and inspire your people. We’ll meet bi-weekly to provide time for testing and implementation of strategies as we move through key topic areas.
- 6-Month Follow-up Assessment (Optional): You can also receive a 6-month follow-up assessment for your employees to measure improvement.
*On-site training may be possible for an extra fee and travel costs.
Optional Services to Complement Your Team’s Journey:
- 1:1 leadership/executive coaching and/or
- group coaching sessions to support leadership development and increased engagement.
- Schedule a free, no-obligation call to learn more about the program, start dates, and to discuss any questions.
“Working with Monica opened our leadership team’s eyes to a whole new approach to growing a business based on innovation and being people-centered. We learned about individual team member strengths and areas of interest, how we can spend more time doing what we’re good at and we love, and what it would look like to leverage strengths and fill in gaps externally to meet company objectives.
After working with Monica, our team continues to explore ideas around redesigning our operating system to best align with our core values, leverage and build on individual strengths, and empower our local teams, which has the radical potential to set us apart from our peers in our industry.”
~Orion Falvey, Executive Director, Orchid Health
(1) Source: Gallup