Or Nothing Will Change
Few leaders are taught the science behind engagement
However everyone is aware of the Statistics:
Actively disengaged employees (24%) outnumber engaged employees (13%) by nearly 2-to-1, according to Gallup — implying that at the global level, work is more often a source of frustration than fulfillment.
There are however no stats for leaders and how skilled they are at engagement but suffice it to say that a disturbingly high percentage of leaders around the world are not meeting the needs of their employees although most of them believe they are doing their jobs well and don’t see the need for change.
Without any means to measure engagement accurately, no one can tell if things are really getting better.
If managers don’t understand what drives engagement nor the effect of their behavior on their team’s engagement, then they won’t be able to accurately assess their own impact.
Those leaders who identify this as a challenge are often afraid to ask for help, for fear of appearing weak or ineffectual.
Consistently low engagement can have a negative effect on company success
Teams with low engagement are less productive, less profitable and less likely to be loyal. This lack of loyalty to the company can cause turnover, which can cost businesses approximately 1.5 times the annual salary of every person who quits.
Obviously, the fewer poorly motivated teams and the more engaged teams a business has, the better. Compared with disengaged teams, engaged teams show 24% to 59% less turnover, 10% higher customer ratings, 21% greater profitability, 17% higher productivity, 28% less shrinkage, 70% fewer safety incidents and 41% less absenteeism.
The MCORE® (Motivational Core) is a narrative tool for self discovery. MCORE® is derived from SIMA® (System for Identifying Motivated Abilities), an assessment process that is profoundly powerful at identifying ones unique pattern of motivated behavior, backed by over 50 years of empirical research.
Science shows us that if people understand what motivates them, they can use that information to shape behavior and achieve better outcomes.