Has your team engaged top gear?

Employees want to show up to work, be excited and enjoy what they do. When employees are engaged, this leads to higher satisfaction, productivity, profitability and lower absenteeism, turnover and safety incidents. Ultimately, we want employees to show up and want to give 100% because they like what they do and feel connected to their manager, team and company.

Unfortunately, engagement levels as measured by Gallup Inc. are low around the world – 32% in the United States and only 13% on a global basis, in the UK the figure shrinks to a measly 8% - in other words fully 92% of British workers are not fully committed to their place of work. What this means is that on a team of ten people, on average, in the United Kingdom only one person actual likes their job and is excited to come to work each day. The remaining nine either dislike their current role and manager or just view the job as a way to make money and pay bills. A report from Gallup suggests that this is undoubtedly adding to the poor productivity of UK business and hampering our economic growth.

It’s critical for companies to understand what their engagement levels are so they can take steps to improve them.

What can you do?

As we know in business, what doesn’t get measured doesn’t get done so the first step is to select one of the leading employee engagement measurement tools and begin the process of benchmarking your performance - there is none better than the Gallup Q12 survey.

Gallup Q12 can help your team and company achieve greater success. The Gallup research team spent decades studying this employee satisfaction and developed a simple survey to help companies and people increase engagement levels. Gallup has studied survey results from more than 25 million employees around the world. This step of analysing engagement can improve lives and is a win-win for employees, customers, the company and shareholders.

The process doesn’t require lengthy, complicated and expensive surveys that take up a lot of time but rather 12 simple but powerful questions that accurately measure what matters most to your employees and helps to manage employee engagement and performance outcomes. The scores are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 and the survey is easy to administer and understand. The results are helpful to determine where we need to focus our attention and develop coaching programs.

To learn more about how the Q12 survey can help your people and business contact Sales Code.